How to Learn - Lesson Details

Week 1 – Understanding How You Learn

Lesson 1

(30 minutes)

Introduction

- Background

- Differences in the education system

- What is effective learning?

Understanding Your Learning Environment

- When?

- Where?

- How?

Lesson 2

(30 minutes)

Understanding Your Learning Style

- Multiple Intelligences

(Visual, Verbal, Bodily, Logical, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal

Lesson 3

(45 minutes)

Understanding Your Memory

- Using Smaller Time Block

- Connecting Related Knowledge

- Regular Review

- Practicing Output

- Sleeping on it & Waking up on it

Putting it All Together

- Review


Week 2 – Managing Your Study

Lesson 1

(30 minutes)

Time Management

- Calendaring Major Events

- 5-Minutes a day

Lesson 2

(30 minutes)

Preparing to Study

5-Steps Process

1. Preparing to
learn

2. Relaxing to
control stress

3. Pumping your
self-esteem

4. Sharpening
your focus

5. Activating your brain

Lesson 3

(45 minutes)

Putting it All Together

- Review


Week 3 – Study Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Lesson 1

(30 minutes)

Types of Knowledge

- Types of Knowledge

  1. Factual Knowledge

  2. Conceptual Knowledge

  3. Procedural Knowledge

  4. Meta-cognitive Knowledge

- Note taking formats based on knowledge types

Lesson 2

(30 minutes)

Reading


- 3-Step Process

1. Preview

2. Read

3. Review

- Note taking

Lesson 3

(45 minutes)

Listening

- 3-Step Process

1. Preview

2. Active Listening

3. Review

- Note taking

Putting it All Together

- Review


Week 4 – Study Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Lesson 1

(30 minutes)

Writing

- 4-Step Process

1. Explore ideas

2. Outline

3. Write

4. Revise

- Note taking

Lesson 2

(30 minutes)

Speaking

- 2-Step Process

1. Organizing

2. Delivery

- Note taking

Lesson 3

(45 minutes)

Problem Solving

- 3-Step Process

1. 3-Pass Problem Solving

2. Study Groups

3. Review Sample Problems

- Note taking

Putting it All Together

- Review


Week 5 – Putting it All Together (Non-Technical Subjects)

Lesson 1

(30 minutes)

Studying Non-Technical Subjects

- Note taking

- 5-Step Process (overview)

1. Cluster Notes into Groups

2. Build Memory Aids

3. Cover Sheet for Groupings

4. Review – Quiz/Recall

5. Eliminate Question Marks

Lesson 2

(30 minutes)

Study to Learn

5-Step Process

1. Cluster Notes into Groups

2. Build Memory Aids

3. Cover Sheet for Groupings

4. Review – Quiz/Recall

5. Eliminate Question Marks

Lesson 3

(45 minutes)

Putting it All Together

- Review


Week 6 – Putting it All Together (Technical Subjects)

Lesson 1

(30 minutes)

Studying Technical Subjects

- Note taking

- 5-Step Process (Overview)

1. Build Mega-Problem sets

2. Build Memory Aids

3. Cover Sheet for Problem sets

4. Review/Solve – Quiz/Recall

5. Eliminate Question Marks

Lesson 2

(30 minutes)

Study to Learn

- 5-Step Process

1. Build Mega-Problem sets

2. Build Memory Aids

3. Cover Sheet for Problem sets

4. Review/Solve – Quiz/Recall

5. Eliminate Question Marks

Lesson 3

(45 minutes)

Putting it All Together

- Review


Week 7 – Exam Performance

Lesson 1

(30 minutes)

Exam Preparation

- 3-Step Process

1. Size up the Exam

2. Organize

3. Self Test

Lesson 2

(30 minutes)

Exam Taking

- Before Exam

- During Exam

1. Skim whole exam

2. Budget time

3. Answer Easy to Hard

Lesson 3

(45 minutes)

Specific Exam Strategies

- Specific exam strategies

  1. Multiple Choice

  2. Fill-in the Blanks

  3. Matching

  4. Short Answers

  5. Essays

Putting it All Together

- Review