MIND MATTERS:  3 Traits & BEST Study Tips for Good Grades & Performance

MIND MATTERS: 3 Traits & BEST Study Tips for Good Grades & Performance

hi guys dr. Lori’s testing here with mine matters today we’re talking about study skills and how to get good grades there are traits of people who get good grades that are pretty common and those traits don’t exist as much in those who don’t get good grades those traits are not intellect or hard work like we might think but instead they are self motivation self discipline and resilience self motivation self discipline and resilience so we want, to exercise those abilities in order to get good grades those are traits that help us get good grades another thing that separates those who get good grades from those who do not it’s how they set up their day planner and Specifically writing in things in a day planner that they love to do in fact people who get good grades one of you’ll notice one? Of the first things they do in their day planner is they write in all those fun things that they actually want to do but for me that might include mountain biking or kayaking or someone else that might be as simple as hanging with your friends or playing with your dog but don’t forget to feed your soul don’t forget to do the things you love and when you do the things that you love you will naturally be more voted motivated and and naturally have more delta self discipline and be more resilient because You’re just happier and more able to do that so don’t forget to plan your fun in your daydreams The next thing that’s important to getting good grades is learning how to study itself So we’re gonna talk about How, to improve your memory for the information that you are learning and the recall of the information that you are learning review your notes often The best way
To review your notes is to write down everything that you remember from class don’t worry if it’s a very small amount just write out what you remember from class then cross-check that with your actual notes make note of the things that you forgot and then you want to focus on those things and trying To remember those things whenever it comes time to reviewing your notes which should be at least every couple days or so You want to implement the same method write out what you remember and then cross-check it distance for accuracy accuracy and then work on the things that you have forgotten or didn’t understand very well during this process you want to demystify abstract concepts okay demystify abstract concepts what that means is you want to take words that are complex or phrases or ideas that are complex and give yourself some very real-world examples of what that means and what that means to you so that you can recall that information better and understand that information okay now when it comes to really Recalling everything that you need to know for a test and be able being able to answer complex questions about that material Right, so basically you want to rock the test you want to do your best The best way to Do this is To take everything that needs to be learned for that test and to categorize that information into three headings you need to decide with those three headings are maybe for history it might be the 1800s and 1900s and and The millennium i don’t know maybe with math it might be geometry algebra and calculus Who knows right but you want to think about how you want to divide the information into three topics then under each of those three topics i want you have three more topics and then under each of those i want you to have three more and So on until you have a tree diagram That is going to encompass all of that information in a way that you have organized? That allows you to recall all of it why do this Because working memory can only process so much information at one time by categorizing your information into threes you are ensuring that you can recall at least three things at a time you will always know you can recall three and then another three and then another three and then another three To be able to recall all of the information that you have categorized on your paper? Also as you’re going through this process it’s forcing you to really see how information is related, to each other which is forcing you to assimilate the knowledge with each other and into existing memories within it within your brain Now if you want to take this even further what you want to do is you want to take Some words from far right on the page and maybe grab a couple from the middle and at the end and come up with questions that integrate those things maybe three things come up with a question that could possibly on an exam integrating those three those three things in fact pull words randomly from your tree diagram And come up with questions and answer them that you know this is going to really allow you to know your material and think about it in different ways and solidify your memory and your call of information in fact these tree diagrams allow people with very very limited working memory and people have been in car accidents and had concussions their working memory can become very very weak for a while and people have extremely weak working memory can actually learn entire text books with this method of this tree diagram method that i’m telling you about finally for today just know the simple fact that how you study learning information Needs to be similar to how it is going, to be retrieved if you’re gonna be handwriting Things out and written form on paper you want to write the answers out on paper as you’re studying if the room is gonna be cold make your room cold if you’re gonna be sitting at a hard desk sit at a hard desk recall that the more similar the conditions between studying and test writing the more information you’re gonna be able to recall layer that’s just five minutes on Studying you can do another one another time but anyway for now that looking right to me if you have any other questions this will Do for now i’m dr. Laurie setting for my matters and I’m studying and how to get good grades write to me if you have any questions Facebook.com/DrCestnick.com

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