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  1. Mar 2022
    1. ensures active participation
    2. make sure that all team members know specifically what is expected of them and agree to do the work.

      you can also split up certain sections to study and then teach each other.

    3. the moderator should develop the agenda

      keeping to a schedule can help the study session flow smoothly.

    4. If you waste time and regularly meet much longer than you agreed to

      too long of study groups can also interfere with your time to study for other classes

    5. agree to a regular meeting schedule
    6. a variety of learning styles is helpful

      different learning styles include listening, visual, hands on, etc.

    7. Don’t make friendship the primary consideration for who should be in your group.

      Studying with friends can lead to distracting conversations.

    8. A larger group would limit each student’s participation and make scheduling of regular study sessions a real problem.
    9. your work will just be much more effective.
    10. Discussing course content will sharpen your critical thinking related to the subject,

      Study groups can help you understand your readings better by discussing with your peers and gaining their ideas. It also helps you to realize anything you might have missed.

    11. A study group that is too large is more likely to digress into casual conversation.
    12. there should be almost no need for long study sessions.

      Ties into studying certain sections per day.

    13. take short breaks at least once an hour.
    14. Turn off your cell phone

      You can also turn off notifications for apps that aren't important.

    15. Choose to study in a quiet, well-lit space.

      Studying in nosy areas can make it too difficult to focus

    16. Keep to that schedule as rigorously as you do your class schedule.

      Making a weekly schedule for your classes and study times can make it easier to be in the right mind set to study.

    17. Make flash cards to review in downtimes,
    18. Challenge yourself to come up with some really tough open-ended questions.
    19. write an outline or summary of the material in your own words.

      Can be helpful to make sure you really understand the information and how your notes flow together.

    20. Don’t let a wrong answer be the last thing you wrote on a subject, because you will most likely continue to remember the wrong answer.
    21. Test yourself by trying to answer your questions without referring to your notes.

      Flash cards can also be helpful for testing yourself

    22. two-column note-taking method

      Cornell notes

    23. instructors usually build their lessons on material already presented.
    24. What do the notes tell you about your material?

      Great note taking skills can lead to great studying, this applies to both in class and during reading.

    25. Studying begins after each class or assignment
    26. To be effective, studying is something you do as part of an ongoing learning process, throughout the duration of the term.

      You should always study and review materials in order to actually learn them.

    27. reviewing and applying stage of the learning cycle involves studying and using the material you have been exposed to
    28. take the learning cycle to its conclusion and a new beginning.
    29. Effective studying is your most important tool to combat test anxiety,
    30. Late-night cramming is not an effective studying strategy!
    1. Have a plan and follow it.
    2. You should be confident going into your exam (but not overconfident).

      over confidence can lead to not taking the test seriously

    3. There are steps you should take if you find that stress is getting in your way:
    4. take a moment to listen to your body

      Physical health is just as important as mental health.

    5. the pressure you put on yourself and the late night will cause more anxiety, and you won’t learn or retain much.

      Make sure to pace yourself while studying. Study certain sections each day instead of all at once.

    6. Keep focused on your own work and your own plan.

      This ties back into mental health and concentration.

    7. Translate that vision into specific, reasonable goals and work toward each individual goal.

      Turn them into SMART goals?

    8. stop what you are doing and clear your mind

      Mental health is important for both studying and test taking.

    9. A primary cause of test anxiety is not knowing the material.

      Take good notes and study

    10. Test anxiety is a psychological condition in which a person feels distress before, during, or after a test or exam to the point where stress causes poor performance.

      Main Idea

    11. Stress motivates you to study and review, generates adrenaline to help sharpen your reflexes and focus while taking the exam, and may even help you remember some of the material you need. But suffering too many stress symptoms or suffering any of them severely will impede your ability to show what you have learned.

      Stress can be a strong motivation to study but it can also prevent you from showing your knowledge