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Roadmaps to Graduation

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Study Skills

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Study Skills

Note-taking, study skills, and test preparation are methods and strategies designed to increase your chances of remembering crucial information in a test situation.

How does memory work? There are two basic types of memory – short-term memory and long-term memory. When you first learn something or have a particular experience your brain stores that information in short-term memory. For a variety of reasons, including the sheer abundance of information we each process daily, short-term memories are soon forgotten. Forgetting for the brain is much easier than remembering.

If you can recall information at a later date, then you know that this information has been placed in long-term memory. The best method for creating a long-term memory is through rehearsal.

Rehearsal involves repeating – such as re-reading information in a text, re-writing class notes, using flash cards to drill yourself on facts, and so on. Through this process you re-familiarize your brain with the information so that it will remember it.

Good learning begins with good class notes that:

Through readings and lectures you are trying to:

The questions you should ask are: Who, What, Why, How, and When