Study Habits Page

One of the challenges with 7th grade is the increased amount of work that students are asked to do and the increased amount of studying that is expected.  The added challenge is that many students do not "know how" to study. Therefore, this page has been created to provide you with some tools and techniques on how to approach studying.


Study Technique
Explanation
When to Use
Create Map Quiz
Take a blank map of the region and label the necessary parts with random numbesr/letters.  You will be assesseed on the items listed on the back of each map, so you can use this list as the word bank. Then, write your answers on a separate piece of paper.  Use your complete map as an answer key to grade yourself.  HINT: make the quiz up the first night after you get a map assigned to you and take the quiz a couple times before the real quiz (probably once every three days).
Create Flash Cards
Great for reviewing vocabulary, dates, events, plaes and people (this is why we have you make them for each vocabulary list).
Create Brain Frame
Use your notes, worksheets, and textbook or oganize information into a brain frame.  This helps you re-organziae your thoughts and information, and re-writing items down helps you remember them.
"Word Vomit"
1. Take a blank piece of paper and write down all the terms, people, places, events and dates you can remember.
2. Quickly go through your binder/book and add any words you missed
3. Take this list of words and organize them into categories (a categorizing frame might help).
4. Use all the words in that category to create a sentence(s) summarizing the information.
"Question-Heading Note Taking Routine"
1. Take each sub-heading in the chapter and create a question (usually, a Who? What? Why? or How? question).  
2. Read the section and take notes trying to answer the question (notes should be bulleted and should include all the important information from the section).
Questioning Routine
At the beginning of a unit, start a list of quetsions you hae about the material. Add questions as we move from one topic to the next. Periodically (every once in a while), check-in with teacher about questions that are not answered during class.
GoConqr
This website allows you to create and organize "mind maps" (brainframes, graphic organizers), flash cards, quizzes, and notes.  It has a calendar function to help you set/keep to a study plan.
Quizlet
This website provides you with a variety of ways to review ideas, especially key terms. You can set up study set and then play different games in order to review terms and ideas. This site can also be used to make flash cards.






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