SLS1125 WEEK ONE NOTES
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lesley Castineiras on Thursday September 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Sls1126 at Miami Dade College taught by Professor Perez-Martin in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views.
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Date Created: 09/29/16
The most frequent reason given by first-year college students for why they enrolled in college is to be able to get a better job. By combining the concepts of preparation, organization, work, evaluation, and rethinking, students can achieve more in college and in life. Prepare Organize Work = Five steps to achieve goals / success. Evaluate Rethink – involves… Considering alternatives rejected earlier Reconsidering your initial goals Identifying your underlying assumptions; then challenging them. Students who possess a growth mindset believe that people can increase their abilities and do better through hard work. Motivation is the inner power and psychological energy that directs and fuels behavior. Time Management – Students need to get a hold of their time management so that they don’t lose in the “black hole”. The cellphone is often the source of lost time. A long, unexpected phone call is an example of a “black hole”. The first step in improving your time management skills is to figure out how you’re managing your time right now. Planning enough time for reading required course material involves knowing the length of the chapter, your speed reading, and determining your attention span. Learning to make time an ally means time is used most efficiently. Cramming is hurried, last-minute studying. Although there may be times when you can’t study properly, in the long run it can also be said that cramming often takes up more time with worse results. Reading fast is not necessarily what makes a good reader, but the degree which one understand the material. When you explain the material you are trying to learn to others it helps you identify weak spots in your own understanding of the material. Notes / Note Taking If you have written down almost every work the professor has said you are taking too many notes. An instructor’s objective is what he or she wants a student to learn in the class. A student is to write down the main points and summarize. When taking study notes from the textbook it is best to highlight, annotate, circle & write notes on the margins. A good rule for highlighting is to highlight topic sentences and key points. Study Notes are notes taken for the purpose of reviewing material. The best practice for a student that need help grasping key ideas from class is to review the lecture notes immediately after class for 5-10 minutes. According to the text, the best way to remember what you have read is be rethinking the material, rereading the more difficult or important parts. By rereading assignment others one can identify weak spots in your understanding of the material. Study Groups are small groups of students whose purpose is to help members work together & study for test. Obviously, short answer and fill-in questions can be very difficult for some students because unlike matching and multiple choice test questions, the answers are not right on the page.