IDENTIFYING EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES THAT PROMOTE LONG-TERM LEARNING AND COMPREHENSION
The most common way of learning for most people is to read and reread again and again in order to learn and retain the material.
Try this method for better results:
Read once and instead of reading a second time, try to recall what you learned from the first attempt by asking yourself
1-what was it about?
2-what was interesting?
3-what was difficult?
Answering these questions will help you learn and retain the material read far better than continuous rereading.
In preparing for a test ,instead of planning to do all your studying in one long strech of time, plan your study time in advance by breaking up the time into multiple sessions with time passing between each session.
you will be able to recall the information and concepts , learnt in the same amount of time,much better when you learn in multiple , spread out sessions
Many students do their homework while listening to music. But does music help or hinder learning? And does it matter what type of music you listen to while reading?
Research has shown that after reading text explaining it to a friend or classmate helps you learn and retain the material . This is a form of retrieval that might work better than testing yourself on the material you have read
if There is no one to explain it to , explain it to yourself The results will be far better than just rereading
Here is some related research you can read about
Questions to ask yourself before going to class:
1- what do i already know about this topic
2-What questions do i have about this topic
Questions to sak yourself duing class:
1-what questions are arising for me during class
am i writing these down
2-Can i distinguish important material from details, if
not how will i figure it out
Questions to ask yourself after class:
1- What was todays class session about?
2- what did i I hear today that is in conflict with my prior understanding?
3-What do i need to actually go and do now to get my questions answered and my condusion clarified
4- What did i I find most interesting about class today?
you might at times ”do” the reading without extracting meaning from it. A reading reflection is a strategy for active reading, where in students are prompted to pause after each section or chapter and answer a few questions
* what is the main point?
* what did you find surprising?
* what did you find confusing?
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