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Controlling Three Essential Ingredients Choose a suitable location Distractions?
Quiet or some noise?
Associate location with academics?
Formal or informal study area?
Try it out! (p. 39) Get Organized Make use of your planner to track assignments Have necessary supplies ready Create order for yourself Study Environment (Cont) 3. Maximize concentration; minimize distractions External distractions Source outside of you (TV, cell phone, computer) Internal distractions Within you (lack of motivation, own thoughts, frustrations) Controlling Distractions Rating common distractions
Try it out!
Complete handout – Rating Common
Distractions Learning Styles Associated with Type Extraversion Learn best when in action
Like to study with others
High in verbal and interpersonal skills
Want training in reading & writing papers
Want faculty to encourage class discussion
Background sounds help them study Introversion Learn best by pausing to think
Like to study individually
Say they’re below average in verbal expression
Want training in public speaking
Need quiet for concentration
Want faculty to give clear lectures Learning Style & Study Location Extraversion Like to have people around Easily distracted by people Introversion Prefers uninterrupted quite time
Prefers to work alone or with a few people Learning Styles Associated with Type Judging Like formal instructions
Plan work in advance
Like to be in charge of events
Want faculty to be organized Perceiving Like to solve problems informally
Work impulsively with bursts of energy
Want faculty to be entertaining and inspiring Learning Style & Study Location Judging Prefers to make a plan and have things settled and decided
ahead of time
ahead Likes to have clear structure Perceiving Prefers to stay flexible and avoid fixed plans
Prefers to make changes as problems arise
Likes what is new and different Group Discussion Get into a group with other
“E’s” or “I’s”
“J’s or “P’s Discuss where you currently study
Discuss Where a “better” study location might be for you Develop Positive Habits
Develop Good habits bring positive effects that keep motivation high
May have to wait longer and work harder to see the results
Evaluate and change habits if needed
Start today – and keep it up
Three weeks generally required to establish a habit
Reward positive steps Make a Commitment
Make Means you will do what you say you will do
How to make and keep a commitment State your commitment concretely
Take the first step – today!
Stay aware of the commitment
Keep an eye on your progress
You may lose steam, it’s normal. Get back on track
Reward yourself as you move ahead Be Responsible Live up to your obligations, even self-imposed
Live Through action, you prove that you are “response – able” (able to
respond) Attend class and participate in activities
Attend Complete reading and assignments on time Communicate with instructors and fellow students These are everyday, building blocks of responsibility Critical Thinking Critical thinking – finding that which is important Questioning is the heart of critical thinking Goes beyond basic recall of information Examine importance by asking questions Put what you have learned to use through thinking processes
such as Problem solving and decision making Reasoning Opening the mind to new perspectives The Critical Thinking Path
Learning How Your Mind Works Recall facts, descriptions
Examines what is similar about one or more elements
Examines what is different
Look at why something happened and the outcome
From facts or events, develop a general idea
From known idea think of events or facts to support
Weigh positive & negative effects Using Critical Thinking
Using Problem solving Brainstorming Don’t evaluate or criticize an idea right away
Focus on quantity; don’t worry about quality until later
Let yourself play
Don’t fear failure Using Critical Thinking Skills to Help Make
Decisions? The problem-solving process
1. Identify the problem accurately
2. Analyze the problem
3. Brainstorm possible solutions
4. Explore each solution
5. Choose and implement the solution you decide is best
6. Evaluate the solution that you acted on
7. Refine the solution Problem-Solving Plan
How To Think Logically Distinguishing fact from opinion
A statement of fact
Information that can be proven
Statements that deal with actual people, places, objects & events
A statement of opinions
Statements that show evaluation
Statements that use emotional words
Statements that use absolutes, such as all, none, never, and always Exercise: Fact (F) or Opinion (O) In twenty years, there will be no uncontaminated water in any U.S.
river. John F. Kennedy was a great president. No states have laws allowing active euthanasia. Each state should have the right to pass its own laws regarding
abortion. The acronym AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndrome Exercise: Continue
Exercise: Hopefully, all schools will soon have sex education programs.
By the year 2020, there will be cures for both cancer and AIDS.
The French Revolution began on July 14, 1789
It is a shame that so many people have lost the work ethic.
Metacognition means the monitoring of one’s own learning. Career Exploration http://www.mckendree.edu/web_02_03/Student_Affairs/
Career_Services/majors/majors/default.html http://www.cdr.state.tx.us/ http://www.careerkey.org/english/you/ ...
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- Summer '06