ERIC Number: ED262110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Design for Excellence: How to Study Smartly.
Cooke, Lloyd M.
This brief guide on how to study efficiently was designed for minority engineering students and provides eight techniques to improve study habits and enhance learning and retention. The first seven suggestions are each accompanied by a methodology and an explanation of the purpose of the technique; the eighth pertains to the overall concept of using study time well and how the previous seven suggestions can enable students to do so. The eight suggestions are: 1. Study the most important principles and processes first; 2. Focus on what you have not yet mastered; 3. Periodically re-study important material you have already mastered; 4. Do homework within two days of the assignment; 5. Get help if you can't solve a new problem after one hour; 6. Join a study group to keep up with homework; 7. Check your academic progress every week; and 8. Use the concept of "time-on-task" to study efficiently. The booklet includes a study schedule form, brief references, and a capsule version of the study suggestions. (CG)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Higher Education, Homework, Minority Groups, Study Guides, Study Habits, Study Skills
NACME, Inc., 3 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 ($0.50 plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., New York, NY.