Studying

Using Study Guides

  1. Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by  mpclemens

    Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by mpclemens

    Choose course content on a class that might require you to create a study guide (notes or reading material for an upcoming test, for example)

  2. Select two of the five methods for creating study guides.
  3. Create two different study guides for the same course content.
  4. Write a reflection on which study guide you think helped you learn the material better. Which study guide do you think will help you study for tests better?
  5. Share both your study guides as well as your reflections.

 

Learning with Study Groups

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Sarah R

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Sarah R

If one mind can learn a lot, imagine what many minds can do!

  1. Put together a study group for one of your classes.
  2. Use the “Peer Study Groups” website to help set up and organize your group.
  3. After you have met at least three times, reflect on whether or not you think the study group is working. Imagine a few strategies that might help the group be more productive.
  4. Share your reflection.

Mid/End-of-Course, Reflecting on Studying Patterns

Mid-course

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Leticia

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Leticia

1. Examine your grades this semester, and reflect on your progress in your class (or your most challenging class). Write a response to the following prompts:

  • What are your studying strengths and weaknesses?

  • What study techniques do you think work best for the content in this class (practice, memorization, comprehensive review)?

  • Are you currently doing this technique? If so, is it working? If not, where can you fit it in your schedule?

2. Share your reflection.

End-of-Course

1. Review your mid-course reflection, and respond to the following:

  • In terms of your study techniques, do you think you strengthened your strengths and diminished your weaknesses this semester? Why or why not?

  • What study techniques will you continue to improve upon in future semesters, and how will you advance them?

2. Share your reflection.