Personal Counseling Program --0203
James Hall, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
11210-2889 Tel: 718-951-5363 Call for fax
How to Study
HOW TO STUDY READING ASSIGNMENTS
HOW TO LISTEN EFFECTIVELY TO A LECTURE
Review your course outline and preview the topic:
Try to read course-related material prior to the lecture and to gather
your thoughts on the topic.
Listen effectively by concentrating and thinking
about what is said. Ask yourself: Do I really understand these concepts
or this information.
- Take notes on ideas and implications of ideas:
Be brief and put the lecture material in your own words, writing legibly.
- Systematize your notes as soon after the lecture
as possible. Place them in a separate folder.
Review your notes as soon as possible following
each lecture. Pinpoint trouble areas and clarify either with your
professor or a classmate.
Summarize the lecture once you understand the
material thoroughly. Review again and again those areas in which you
SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS TO CONSIDER IN LEARNING
Motivation: Are you really interested in this
material? If not, can you see its relevance to your major.
Concentration: Are you focusing your full attention?
Is the environment (including the telephone and other people) too
much of a distraction.
- Reaction: Are you thinking about what you are
reading? Is fatigue interfering with your ability to think.
Organization: Do you see the overall theme of
what you are studying? Do you see how the pieces of information fit
together or is it still a puzzle?
- Comprehension: Are you obtaining a gradual understanding
of the material, or are you still confused?
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