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In this assignment I will be discussing a range of different study skills and I will then reflect on my strengths and weaknesses in each of those study skills. The 6 active learning skills

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Study skills essay In this assignment I will be discussing a range of different study skills and I will then reflect on my strengths and weaknesses in each of those study skills. The 6 active learning skills can be defined as gathering information which includes researching and using sources. Tracy E (2002) The Students Guide to Exam Success has talked how to effectively research by using the index and contents page and by looking for chapter summaries in the books. Recording i.e. note making and mind mapping. Organisation is another skill which is very important. White B (1991) Studying for Science recommends organising your time by at the beginning of each week going through your diary and writing the things that need to be done that week. Making sense which includes evaluating the information you have gathered and remembering which can be the most important skill when it comes to exams. Looking back at your notes constantly helps the process of recalling and remembering (White B (1991)

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Different people prefer to memorise differently practical learners memorise best by doing things over and over again. Auditory learners would prefer repeating out loud. Auditory learners prefer light and music when concentrating. These types of people have been described as people with musical intelligence by Gardner H (1993) Multiple Intelligence. He goes on to say that most people have some kind of 'musical intelligence' which can be further developed. I feel I am an auditory learner as I prefer to work and study in some light and also with music playing I also prefer to memorise by repeating out loud. Other skills that are crucial for one to do well and lead a flourishing academic career are good essay writing skills. Essays are writing that requires knowledge and research. The introduction of the essay must be one that brings out the issue to the readers attention a rough draft of the essay must be completed before a final piece (Patricia M (1994) Study Skills for Success).

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I will try to improve these weaknesses by scanning texts and from these identifying and summing up the main ideas. These techniques should improve my note taking and reading skills. My revision skills are also very poor as I fail to stick to a certain specific technique of revising and memorising. I will try to revise by mind maps I will start with coloured images in the middle of the page and I will try to use images through out the mind map as this technique aids memory making revision effective. Buzan T Use Your Head. I think my main strength is that I am always motivated. In this essay I have been able to identify and explain about the different types of skills required to lead a successful and rewarding academic career. I have also been able to reflect on my strengths and weaknesses and how I will be able to focus on improving my weaknesses and convert them into my strengths. NAME: AMREEN KHAN TUTOR: HELEN TURNER-DESAI TITLE: STUDY SKILLS/COMPACT

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