Merriam Webster: the activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something.
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
“Motivation starts the race, but self-discipline ultimately crosses the finish line.” – Steve Pavlina
“The trick … is not minding that it hurts.” – Lawrence of Arabia
A Map of the Brain
Brain Creates Meaning
Learns & Remembers
B.I.S. – Behavioral Intervention Strategy
In order to be successful while in school and beyond:
- Think forward and set goals.
- Create your own purpose for learning.
- Organize information before, during, after lecture: Triage, synthesize, identify and focus on high yield information.
- Discover your personal best study strategies to learn with maximum effectiveness and efficiency. (if you haven’t yet, make an appointment with LEAD)
- Remain flexible and monitor your progress along the way.
- Process and organize new information.
- Solve problems.
- Think critically.
- Manage time and deadlines.
- Communicate effectively with others.
- Practicing retrieval produces greater gains in meaningful learning than elaborative studying with concept mapping.
- The advantage of retrieval practice was observed with test questions.
- The advantage of retrieval practice occurred even when the criterial test involved creating concept maps.
- Retrieval practice enhances learning by retrieval-specific mechanisms rather than by elaborative study processes.
- Retrieval practice is an effective tool to promote conceptual learning about science.
- – Elizabeth Phelps, Dept. Psych.,New York Uni.
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