I have to admit, I’ve never been a fan of using ‘study guides’. There are many reasons why I don’t like them. They are usually not as useful as they claim to be, and they usually don’t help much.
If you’re aiming for success in college or university, chances are you’re studying. And if you’re not, perhaps it’s because you’ve never thought about the study strategies and techniques that work best for you. So, what are the five best study strategies? Here are five that have consistently been proven to work, and that are tried and tested:
The blocking of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the beginning of an independent learning experience that is greater than anything we have experienced to date.
The debate naturally focused on the advantages and disadvantages of distance learning, but too little attention was paid to the problems of self-training. We ask questions like: Are live lessons better or can recorded lessons be used as well? I fear that in discussing the remedy and what you do, the important parameter of how you do it is ignored.
Whether it’s live instruction, recorded instruction, or another method, we need to be mindful of how we provide, facilitate, and model effective learning strategies for students. We know that even university students can fail when it comes to effective learning. Why should it be any different for high school students?
Fortunately, there is much to be learned from research on learning, revision, homework, and more. Here are five such strategies:
1. Cornell Music Literature.
The reason for this circumvention strategy is that a written summary of what you have read (or an explanatory video) is effective in reinforcing and developing understanding.
The Cornell method is particularly useful because it consists of the identification of key words, reflection questions, and short summary statements. This allows for a more efficient approach to re-learning notes and probably improves existing habits of taking notes (a study among American university students is interesting in this regard). Simply taking notes and expecting a quick read is unlikely to lead to a deep understanding.
2. a one-sentence summary
The summary is an important way to consolidate and make sense of what you have read. Research shows it is useful, but for it to be truly effective (especially for young learners), training is needed on how to do it. It may be useful to provide some framework sentences and clearly model effective summary sentences, for example. B.
- ………………. – is the type …………., which is ……………….. is. Classification].
- Retrieved from …………that ……………… Reveals [Classification].
- …………… begins with …………., then……… Order].
- ……………. и ………… are similar because……… compare and contrast]
- …………….. is causing a major……………… [Chattering]
3. Just a minute.
My favorite strategy for teaching Just a Minute is a quick approach to having students explain their ideas about a particular topic. If you can speak convincingly – for at least a minute – on a topic like. B. can talk about family love in Romeo and Juliet, this can not only show that you understood the topic, but it can also reinforce that understanding. It is based on the tried and tested principle of self-declaration. This is often done in writing (see the first two strategies), but the minute is a way to encourage verbal self-disclosure.
4. Task envelopes
This approach, called an assignment wrapper, exam wrapper, or metacognitive wrapper, forces students to consider how they have prepared for an upcoming assignment or exam (see examples here). The time a student has studied and the strategies they have used are important information for the teacher. This approach may lead to students gaining better mastery of their learning (more research is needed in this area).
Flashcards have proven to be one of the most important strategies for student learning. If handled properly, they can lead to effective self-control. However, research shows that even in college many students do not realize that they can be an effective learning strategy. In addition, they may leave the flashcards too early in the self-learning process. There is clearly a need for clear training in how to make and use the cards.
Effective search strategies are characterized by not assuming that they will be used properly. Effective self-study doesn’t just happen in the background of great live or recorded lessons – it requires additional modeling, support and supervision.
Self-study is all about what you do and how you do it.
You can watch a short YouTube video on this topic here:
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the 5 study strategies?
1. Make a plan 2. Break down the task 3. Set a goal 4. Create an action plan 5. Track progress
What are the most effective study strategies?
The most effective study strategies are those that help you to focus on the task at hand. These include: Setting a specific time for studying, such as 30 minutes before bedtime or during lunch breaks. Making a list of what you need to do and when you need to do it. This helps you stay organized and focused on your goals.
Creating a study schedule that includes breaks and time for socializing. Making sure you have enough time to complete your work. The most effective study strategies are those that help you to focus on the task at hand. These include: Setting a specific time for studying, such as 30 minutes before bedtime or during lunch breaks.
Making a list of what you need to do and when you need to do it. This helps you stay organized and focused on your goals. Creating a study schedule that includes breaks and time for socializing. Making sure you have enough time to complete your work.
What are 3 effective study strategies?
1. Make a study schedule 2. Break down your work into manageable chunks 3. Take breaks