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Student Academic Learning Services Page 1 of 12 www.durhamcollege.ca/sals Student Services Building (SSB), Room 204 905.721.2000 ext. 2491 This document last updated: 12/16/2010 Study Strategies A Student Academic Learning Services Workshop
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Student Academic Learning Services Page 2 of 12 www.durhamcollege.ca/sals Student Services Building (SSB), Room 204 905.721.2000 ext. 2491 This document last updated: 12/16/2010 Study Behaviours Procrastinators All work and study is left to the last possible moment Common for procrastinators to give up. Procrastinators benefit from identifying the sources of their procrastination and confronting them. Also benefit from structuring their approach to study (time-management and organization). Short-Cutters A short-cutter may read only the chapter summary and not the chapter itself. Complete an assignment with the bare minimum amount of effort required. More work done than procrastinators but the depth of understanding and retention is very low. Short-cutters benefit from dedicating more time to studying, organizing their time, setting priorities, and avoiding procrastination.
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Student Academic Learning Services Page 3 of 12 www.durhamcollege.ca/sals Student Services Building (SSB), Room 204 905.721.2000 ext. 2491 This document last updated: 12/16/2010 Study Behaviours (continued) Multi-taskers A multi-tasker will typically be working on several assignments and studying simultaneously Manage to get much of the work done but because they are doing so many tasks at one time their depth of understanding and retention is impaired. Multi-taskers benefit from a more structured approach to studying and from focusing on one activity at a time. Forward-Thinkers Forward thinkers have the most efficient study behaviour. They do not necessarily “work harder” than the other behaviours. Because forward thinkers study more efficiently, they often have to work less time to accomplish the same amount of work. Understanding and retention is much higher in forward thinkers than in any other category of study behaviour.
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Student Academic Learning Services Page 4 of 12 www.durhamcollege.ca/sals Student Services Building (SSB), Room 204 905.721.2000 ext. 2491 This document last updated: 12/16/2010 Common Problem: Distraction (failure to concentrate) One significant obstacle to efficient use of your study time is the failure to concentrate. This can become a habit and create a false sense of diligence; because you have spent three hours “studying”, you must be working hard. Remember: Not humanly possible to eliminate all distractions and concentrate 100% of the time Must distinguish between distractions that can be controlled and which cannot May find it is not simply matter of being interrupted, but of wanting to be interrupted External Distractions External distractions are often controllable. Repeated distraction may result from the failure to discover a suitable place to study. Your aim should be to
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course BIO 201 taught by Professor Adams during the Spring '11 term at Durham College.

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