Friday, November 28, 2008

It's easy to become discouraged when learning something new.
Sometimes it helps to have someone close by who will encourage us and help us snap back to reality when we want to quit.
Everyone fails at some point in their life-but when we do, we have to assess what went wrong, correct it as best as possible, and continue in our pursuit of our goal.
The battle is yours.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Study Tips

People learn differently. Here are tips written by other learners!

They apply to Visual(Learn best with pictures), Auditory (Learn best by listening) and Kinesthetic(Learn best by doing) learners.

Try to relax and think on what you are doing.

It's best to study whenever you have just awakened.

It's best to study in a quiet and comfortable place.

Get a nap before you start studying so that you won't feel sleepy.

Don't listen to music while studying.

Read questions carefully about two times to get the full understanding.

Try to formulate a pattern on how the problem can be set out and try to work it out. If you don't get it try again.

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Kinesthetic Learners

Ensure when learning something new that
  1. you have a description of what you are learning
  2. you write down what you learn
  3. for clarification, you tell someone what you learn (this way the information will stick) .

After a period of exercise. Take a break, do some physical exercise then start studying again.

Auditory Learners

Have drinks and food on hand.

Study in a library or quiet room and try to keep as focused as possible towards your goal.

Visual Learners

When studying it is better to use graphs and pictures.

Creating mental images and reasoning out possible answers is easier in a quiet place.

Tips written by

Akeem Kerr

Latoya Moore

Shantana Stewart

Keniel Mitchell

Facilitator: Sharifa McFarlane

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