Classroom Learning


Learning block

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.
  • Read the assigned text.
  • 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.



During class


  • Sit near the front of the class to help avoid distractions.
  • Take Notes – include examples.
  • Concise notes are more powerful than copious notes.
  • Create mind maps.
  • 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.



After Class


  • Organized notes.
  • Type or rewrite notes after class.
  • Review class notes shortly after class.



General Strategies


  • 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.





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