ARE YOU AN EFFECTIVE LEARNER?
This "question and answer" test may
help you spot where you might start to improve your study skills.
Just answer YES or NO.
Do you plan, make a rough copy of, and
check your homework or assignment before copying it out neatly?
Do you voluntarily revise a subject
even if exams or tests are not due for some time?
If you are having problems with a subject,
do you talk it over with your teacher as soon as you can?
Do you do complete your homework or
assignment in advance of its deadline?
Do you have a place at home where you
can study without being distracted?
Do you take notice and act upon the
comments and suggestions your teacher might make about your work?
Do you keep a record of the "language"
(terminology) used in each subject, especially if that subject is science?
Do you use the library, internet or
other learning aids regularly to help with your studies?
Have you always kept your exercise books
or folders in good order and up to date?
Can you easily spot the main points
of a topic when reading a text book and make extra notes from them?
Do you plan your use of time by writing
down what you have to do and by when?
Do you know ways of improving your memory
Do you plan ahead for tests or examinations?
Are you able to forget about schoolwork
once you have finished studying?
TO AT LEAST TEN QUESTIONS:
You are well on your way to becoming
an effective learner. Use the rest of this guide to help you spot the weaknesses
you may still have.
LESS THAN TEN "YES" ANSWERS?:
No problem - read this guide very
carefully, follow the advice, and you, too, can be an effective learner!
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