65 terms

Study Skills Key Terms

Character traits
How your values, (things you consider important in life), match up with your actions.
Those things you want to achieve and that are important to you.
Short term goal
Something you want to achieve within the next 6 months to a year.
Long term goal
Something that takes longer than 6 months to a year to achieve.
Constant serious effort to get goals.
Those things that get in the way or move you farther away from your goals.
Continually working towards your goals even when setbacks occur.
Not giving up when it seems to hard and keeping your focus on your goal when you encounter setbacks.
Coping Attitude
Not a positive nor negative, just a way to help you with the situation.
Learning goal
Completing your projects in a reasonable time frame.
Doing something or being concious or mindful.
Doing nothing or being unconcious.
5W's and H
Who, What , When, Where, Why, How.
Active learners that feel capable and confident in their ability to learn anything they want.
Intellectual Capital
A smart work force that is able to continuously learn and improve.
The passive progress by which a person learns information or ideas without concious effort.
Learn by paying careful attention to what they see.
Learn by getting involved in the learning process.
The reason why you are doing the activity.
How you are accoutable for the activity.
Learning styles
How you perfer to gather information and what to do with the information.
Auditory learner
People that perfer to use their ears to learn.
Balanced learner
People balanced between sequential and random.
Tactile learner
Use bodies to learn.
Independent learner
People that perfer to learn indipendently.
Multiple intelligences
8 natural intelligences: Logical, Visual, Body, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Verbal, Naturalist.
Random Learner
People that learn better in a more less stuructured style.
Sensory learning preferences
Visual, Auditory, and Tactile learning styles.
Sequential learner
Lean more towards logical more step-by-step approch to solving problems.
Social learner
People that perfer to learn in a group.
Visual learner
Use their eyes to learn.
Your ability to concentrate.
Effective learning environment
A good learning environment.
Ineffective learning environment
A bad learning environment.
Learning environment
Combination of influences that are present while you are learning or working.
Learning influences
The things that effect your learning
Mental learning environment
What your mind thinks about while studying.
Mind wandering
When your brain isn't focused.
Physical learning environment
The place where you choose to read and study.
How your body feels, effects your thoughts and concentration while studying.
Monthly calendar
Helps keep you on track.
Productive time
When you are engaged in some activity that gets you closer to your goals.
Putting off something unpleasant until a future time.
Something you give yourself in return for your effort.
Unproductive time
When you are not engaged in an activity that carries you toward your goal.
Words, names formed from the first letters in a group or letters in a phrase.
Background knowledge
Long term memory where learning is permanantly stored.
Trying to memorize a lot of information in a short period of time.
Effective recall
Where you recall, or remember studied information in a variety of ways.
Acquiring knowledge through systematic, methodical study.
Trying to commit information to memory by rote, or mechanical repetition.
Memory devices
Things to recall information you need to study.
Testing success factors
Something that contributes to a sucessful test result.
Chronological order
Same as time order and step by step order.
What class, group, or category a subject fall into.
Used to look at things that are similar.
Used to look at tings that are different.
The result of the cause.
Mind mapping
Creative way to take notes that organizes ideas through visual patterns and pictures.
Summary paper
Used for the cornell method of note taking.
Effective highlighting
Reading a complete papragraph or section before highlighting anything.
Full notes
Taking all your notes on the summary paper instead of highlighting the textbook.
Just reading
When you read from the begining to the end of material without pre-viewing or taking notes.
Margin notes
Either summary notes or questions you create in the margin of your material.
Reading actively
When you use pre-viewing, key words, phrases, pacer, adjusting speed.