Effective Study Skills (26:00)
Students learn how to achieve academic success by learning the study behaviors that lead to high achievement. This video illustrates the importance of developing good skills in the areas of listening, notetaking, and outlining. Emphasis is placed on preparing for classes, paying attention, and developing a positive attitude. Bad academic behaviors are illustrated by one of the worst students in history. Specific suggestions, tips, and techniques are presented to overcome bad habits. The second section shows students how to utilize time at home efficiently, how to set priorities, how to decide which subjects to study first, how long to study each subject, and how to get the most from their texts.
A Cambridge Educational Production.
One 30-minute video.
Importance of Listening to Classroom Success (05:20)
Techniques for success in the classroom include listening, note-taking, and outlining. Good listening skills require preparation for listening, a positive attitude, and being open and receptive to information given.
Listening Skills: Blocks to Positive Attitude (03:27)
In the classroom, attitude blocks include a general lack of interest, dislike for the teacher, the need to be entertained, a lack of emotional maturity, and distractions. Students can learn how to control their listening habits.
Study Skills: Note-Taking (03:15)
Critical advantages to note-taking include the following: record facts and ideas; identify what is important; and help students complete homework. Effective note-taking techniques are reviewed in this segment.
Outline Format and Tracking Assignments (02:14)
Outline format for note-taking is designed to condense information. Film viewers learn the technique of taking notes in outline format. A teacher offers sound advice for keeping track of assignments.
Skills for Doing Homework (03:33)
Students should begin their homework on their most difficult subjects first. Set priorities and allow 20-30 minutes for major subjects. Avoid distractions and take small breaks every 45 minutes.
How to Get the Most from Textbooks (02:28)
Students learn the SQ3R method of reading, which includes the following: survey, question, read, recite, review. Reading hints are provided.
Study Skills Review (02:26)
Students review the key points of listening, note-taking, outline format, organization and management of assignments and homework, and getting the most out of textbooks.