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50 Ways to

Learn Your
Lessons
Mary Poole
Education Specialist
The Learning Center
Learning Statistics
We remember:
o 10% of what we read
o 20% of what we hear
o 30% of what we see
o 50% of what we see and hear
o 70% of what we say
o 90% of what we do and say
Learning Styles
Auditory

Visual

Kinesthetic
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It takes
meaningful repetitions
to keep information in
memory.
1.Read
out
loud.
2. Annotate Texts
• Underlining
• Highlighting
• Notes in the margin

RULE
Only 10% of a page
should be marked
3. Write Cornell Notes
from your text reading.
1. Write
Cornell
Notes from
lectures
5. Write the end
st i on s of chapter
Que
questions on
flash cards
before you
begin reading.
6. Block Schedule
your study times
Tips:
Make a
schedule

Stick to it

2:1 ratio
7. Flash Cards
Read the
Definitions
side to
Read the recall the
Terms Terms
side to
recall the
Definitions
8. Concept Cards
e h e
h
t all t Topic

o m e c
r
f o r
d y t
t u c s
S p i
o
T ts
li s
9. Enhance visual study
guides by adding
sketches, cartoons, clip
art
10. Rewrite notes

Do ASAP
(Within 24 hours)
11. Type notes
12. Record Q&A
on Tape
13. Recite, recite, recite
14. Talk and
Walk
15. Share notes
with classmates
16. Attend study
groups
17. Create Mappings
To live is Release from
to suffer suffering
Is possible

4 Noble
Truths

Suffering comes To end suffering,


from desire End desire
18. Create
hierarchies
3 types of ___

Type 1 Type 2 Type 3

fact fact fact

example example example

example
19. Create Comparison
Charts
Kennedy Clinton

Foreign Policy

Domestic
Policy
Legislation

Key Points
1492 1592 1692

20.
Create
time
lines
21. Create
Outlines
Sample Outline
Thesis Statement:
Madisonville Community College is a good school
because the classes are small, the instructors
are excellent, and the tuition is affordable.
IV. Do you realize the necessity of a college
education?
A. Difference in earnings
B. Because life can’t stop, need school close by
V. MCC is a great choice because of class size
A. Smaller classes allow more interaction
B. Smaller classes allow easier access to instructor
22. Use
color
23. Use shapes
to impact
memory
24.Re-draw Charts &
Graphs
100

80

60 East
West
40
North
20

0
1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr
25. Create puzzles
26. Write jingles,
rhymes, or songs
27. Write on

flip
charts
28. Write on a
Chalkboard
29. Create practice
tests
30.Use
waiting
time
31. Use
commute
time
32. Create mnemonic devices
with the first letter of each
name in a list.
Question: Name the
Great Lakes.

Answer: Superior, Michigan,


Erie, Ontario and Huron
SMEOH=HOMES
(Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior)
33.Create mnemonic devices for
an ordered list by creating
nonsensical sentences from the
first letter of each word.
Question: What is the order of
operations in mathematics?
Answer: Parentheses, Exponents,
Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction

“Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally”


34. Create “Cheat
Sheets”
Bulleted lists

Formulas Equations

Terms Key words


5 Da

35. Make a Day


y Pl
an

5 day Day
Day
2

Study Plan Day

Day
4

5
36.Practice,

Practice,

Practice
37. Utilize
technology
Type
Make spreadsheets
Import clip art
Use Microsoft Office
Suite programs
Utilize tutorials
38. Create a
Power Point
presentation
39. Attend all
classes all of the
time
1.Redu
ce
Stres
s
41. Create your
‘study
environment’
42.
Review
daily
43. Use a Study Buddy
44. Attend
different
sections of
the same
class
45. Skim the text
before the lecture
46. Read the
text
immediately
after the lecture
47. Use muscle
memory
48. Visualize
49.Touch or
manipulate
objects
related to
your studies.
50. Use
exaggerate
d
expressions
How many of these
study techniques do
you utilize in your
studies?