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Let's Get the Most Out of Studying!



Video 1:

1) a: Thinking that learning is fast.     b: Believing knowledge is composed of isolated facts.     c) Being convinced that being good at a single subject is a matter of inborn talent.     d) Thinking: "I'm really good at multi-tasking."

2) I often think that learning is fast because some of my peers in school learn faster than me; it is an irritating situation so I convince myself that I need to learn faster and it is difficult for me to do so. Also, I think that multi-tasking is not as awful as it really is. To fix these problems, I need to slow down and learn at my own pace and shut my phone off when I am working.

3) Metacognition is the awareness of understanding of a topic; in other words, it is how well a student thinks that they know the material.

Video 2:

1) The most important factor in successful learning is what the student thinks about while they are studying.

2) Deep processing is taking subjects and comparing them to others in order to further boost the learning process.

3) a: If I minimize distractions, such as eliminating my phone from the workplace, I can focus more on my school work and retain the information at a higher level.     b: Developing my metacognition will help me make sure that I actually know the information instead of assuming that I know the material.     c: Relating topics to one another will help teach me how the topics are interacting, and why certain things work the way they do.     d: Actually thinking really hard and focusing only on the work that I am doing will help me retain information and remember it later on.

Video 3:

1) a: Elaboration; In the classroom, I can analyze how different topics within physics relate to each other and why.     b: Distinctiveness; Discover the difference between different topics and even smaller differences between similar problems.     c: Personal; Ask myself if I have seen the physics in action before, or have seen a similar question last year.     d: Appropriate to Retrieval and Application; Ask questions such as: Can I recall the information? Have I reviewed the practice questions? If I have not, I'd better take a look at them!     e: Automaticity; Practice topics until they become so easy to complete that it is like riding a bike.     f: Overlearning; Study the extra five minutes necessary to be able to recognize the situation five seconds faster in an exam or lab.

Video 4:

1) a: What is question generation?     b: How could question generation be applied?     c: What are ways you could practice retrieving information in a way that a teacher would expect?     d: What are the three functions of note taking?     e: What is the purpose of checking yourself vs the textbook or your notes?     f: What was a time that you used question generation to solve a problem?

2) Taking notes will engage the note taker in the video and is requires a lot of effort. The full concentration will set the mind directly onto the video. Taking notes of a video, like in class, encourages the note taker to learn and pay attention because the note taker has to want to pay attention and want to learn the information.

3) I believe that organizing a study group that meets often will not benefit me very well. This is simply because people do not often want to go to a study group to study, they want to go to a study group so they do not need to study or to get the answers out of somebody else in the group. I get lots of group time in school every day and if I really need help, I have many resources and the means necessary to contact somebody I know to help me. In addition, I learn at a different pace than other people, so I will stick to the time in school I have to work with others, and get work done by myself at home, only to get help through Mr. Fullerton's videos or messaging a friend if need be.

Video 5:

1) a: Avoid panicking!     b: Do not go into denial!     c: Do not study the same way if it did not work the first time around.     d: Do not wait until the end of the semester to try to improve my grade.     e: Do not skip class to focus on another class; go to all classes I can!     f: Do not fall behind while waiting to find time to catch up; just catch up and do not suffer!     g: Do not cram at the last minute, studying and work is made to be done over time!

2) a: Examine how I prepared and be honest with myself.     b: Review the exam and compare my errors with notes already taken.     c: Communicate with my professor.     d: Examine my study habits and react appropriately if my habits are not habits that will benefit me.     e: Develop a plan for my school work and studying that will benefit me in the future.

3) a: Commit time and quality effort into my work.     b: Minimize distractions in the workplace.     c: Attend class; class is where we learn!    d: Do not begin to slide; 'pain is temporary', as Mr. Tytler always says. Fight through it, and it will benefit us in the long run.     e: Set realistic goals for myself; do what I know I can do!


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