These notes summarise the key points of a Study Skills Presentation by Ticking Minds.
This session highlighted the difference between homework and study, stressed that effective study involved having clear goals and suggested some strategies to help students with key skill.
Homework: the work a teacher sets every student in their class to meet course requirements and to prepare them for assessment
Study: what a student works out they need to do themselves to improve their understanding and skills.
Understanding = what I need to know
Skill = what I need to be able to do
Recall = what I need to be able to remember
Skills across a wide range of subjects
Compare / contrast
Provide an example
Be able to remember
Be able to explain well
Be able to use (examples, formulas, procedures)
Be ab le to complete answer in a limited time
Effective study: Don’t measure study by time passed, but by goals achieved
Setting specific goals for study sessions
"At the end of this study session I want to have ...."
10 quotes memorised
Improved the detail in m written maths answers
Understood better what glycaemic index is
For a specific subject
"By the end of this week I want to be able to know / do better …."
Read and annotate
Read the summarise
Read then represent visually
Read then create an analogy
Read then explain to someone else
Pick a subject , pick a concepts
Tell someone else about it
Record and listen back (iPod)
Use flash cards (car, iPod, iPad)
Create posters and put where you frequently see them
Put to music
Represent visually, explain verbally
Submit something once for feedback
Submit it again to improve
Use formulas and procedures
Planning time for homework and study
At the study skills session conducted by Deakin University, students were given with information about planning time for study and homework.
to download a weekly and semester planner produced by Deakin University, along with hints on how to use a weekly planner to help manage time effectively.
A 2017 yearly and weekly planner is also available for download on the VCE information page
Some study tips for VCE
Have a plan
Have specific goals for each subject, each week
Short bursts frequently over the course of the week
Some study tips for VCE from Deakin University
More VCE tips from Department of Education and Training
Studying for success in VCE involves more than re reading the class texts or student notes. Subject teachers will be suggesting strategies throughout the year and there are many strategies provided on web sites. This link is to " How To Study.org" which students may find helpful.