Learning Strategies for Classroom learning
Prior to class
- Read the chapter objectives to familiarize yourself with them.
- Read the summary at the end of the chapter to get a good understanding of the material in the chapter.
- Highlight important information. Lots of multicolored highlighters to delineate importance in text.
- Take notes on the reading – Create an outline. The process of taking notes as you read will help you to concentrate better. It will also help you to monitor and improve your comprehension.
- Make note cards for vocabulary and key concepts.
- Think about the material.
- Form mental pictures as your read.
- Restate ideas in your own words.
- Sit near the front of the class to help avoid distractions.
- Take Notes – include examples.
- Concise notes are more powerful than copious notes.
- Pay attention to the course outline or syllabus.
- Pay attention and actively participate.
- Think about what is being said before writing down anything.
- Form mental images in your mind of what was said and then write it down.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions if there is something you do not understand.
- Type or rewrite notes after class.
- Review class notes shortly after class.
- Establish a good physical environment with limited distraction for studying.
- Create a strategy for budgeting your time. Allocate a certain amount of time each day for each class.
- Study a little every day.