Here are some useful Study Skills weblinks:
Have a look at the Wordle above. The words in it are just some of the element of study skills....what words spring to ind when you hear 'study skills'?
Top tips for study skills:-
- Get organised- do you have a clear, well-lit desk at home? Is it away from distractions?
- Find out which studying method works best for you- do you learn more if you answer questions from a textbook or if you listen to a podcast?
- Before beginning your homework or revision, think: Have I got all the notes, revision guides, course textbooks I need?
- Don't study for a long 3 hour period. After so long, you need a break. Plan your breaks(not too often, though!).
- After doing your homework/studying, get someone to test you on the notes. Have you taken it all in?
Some people love giving presentation, and enjoy talking to large groups of people. Other people worry just at the thought of it. Don't worry if you don't like giving presentations- you are certainly not alone!
- Use the 10-20-30 rule. Your Powerpoint(if you are using Powerpoint) should have no more than 10 slides, should last no longer than 20 minutes and all text must be at least size 30 font.
- Take your time when giving your presentation. Naturally, if we are nervous, we tend to spped things up to get it out the way. Instead, slow your speech down, and place pauses in where necessary to let your audience think.
- Don't just read off your Powerpoint. Instead, look at your audience and speak to them- not the board!
- Check your presentation before you present it. Make sure that the text doesn't take 10 minutes to swirl into place (however much you want to make it look cool!)
- Have confidence in yourself. Remember:
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
― Norman Vincent Peale