ERIC Number: ED423507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
SWOT: Study without Tears. For University, Polytechnic and Senior Secondary Students.
Noting that research shows that sound study practices increase chances for academic success, this booklet is intended to help secondary and postsecondary students improve their study methods and take charge of their learning. After an introduction, the first section discusses planning for success (goal setting and organizing a study space). The following section discusses how to find information quickly (setting a purpose before looking for information, books, libraries, and the Internet). Next, the booklet discusses what to do when a student does not understand new facts or ideas. It then elaborates effective ways to learn new information (getting an overview, setting a purpose, making up questions, talking it through, learning the language of a subject, variety and repetition, note-making, and reading skills. The last section addresses earning higher marks (writing skills, writing essays and assignments, oral presentations, and making the most of examinations). (RS)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Skills, Internet, Learning Strategies, Notetaking, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Study Habits, Study Skills, Test Wiseness
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.