ERIC Number: ED322985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
How To Learn More in Less Time.
Shaughnessy, Michael F.
Designed to help poorly prepared students perform better in college and to help prepared students perform at higher levels, this paper presents a series of specific suggestions for students regarding study activities, course choice, thinking behavior, and time allocation. The suggestions include the following: (1) eliminate diversions during study such as television and radio; (2) interview other students to identify interesting courses and be willing to change courses; (3) learn to review before and after class; (4) try to work at least a little bit each day; (5) try to avoid the habit of cramming for exams; (6) paraphrase what you learn, repeating it in your own words and relating it to what you understand to be the objectives of the course; (7) ask questions; (8) develop your own system of shorthand and review your notes; (9) if possible, study in the room in which a test will be taken; (10) make use of technology such as tape recorders; (11) study in the morning rather than late at night; (12) if you have to miss class, ask a friend to take notes; (13) don't miss finals even if you think you may be failing; (14) record important notes on index cards for reviewing; (15) make use of the tutoring center if you are having specific problems; (16) eat well, avoiding skipped meals and junk food; (17) know your limits and avoid over extending yourself academically; (18) remember the five W's when studying --who, what, where, when and why; (19) skim material before reading it; (20) avoid hedonistic indulgences; and (21) develop memory skills such as the use of mnemonic devices and memory tricks to retain information. (PAA)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Opinion Papers
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