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Study resources at St Pat's
Bill Get A Life!
Call Number: 371.302812
These resources are available to students from the library. The subject heading to use is Study methods.
Get off my brain: a survival guide for lazy* students" bored frustrated and otherwise sick of school by
Call Number: 371.30821 MCC
Publication Date: 1998
The little book of exam skills: Tips and techniques to get you through by
Call Number: 371.30281 BRO
Publication Date: 2001
Organizing from the inside out for teens: the foolproof system for organizing your room, your time, and your life by
Call Number: 646.7 MOR
Publication Date: 2002
The pocket basics for English and Maths by
Call Number: 428 MAG
Publication Date: 2001
Study! A Guide to Effective Study, Revision & Exam by
Call Number: 378.170281 BAR
Publication Date: 1984
The study skills handbook by
Call Number: 371.30281 COT
Publication Date: 2003
Studying at Year 12: A Guide for Students by
Call Number: 371.30281 HOB
Publication Date: 1988
Surviving Year 12: a sanity kit for students and their parents by
Call Number: 649.125 CAR
Publication Date: 2012
These interent resources provide worthwhile information on study habits.
SQ3R a great study technique
S – SURVEY
Quickly scan all headings
Write a question from the first heading
Read carefully to the next heading
Answer your question in writing. Recite what you know. Saying things aloud makes better memories. Question, read and review all headings and sections
When you have finished, review by going from heading to heading, answering the question you made and reciting what you know.
Speed read to Retrieve
This is a powerful technique to improve your reading speed and your retention of what you have read.
It’s simple but effective:
You read as fast as you can for one minute and then write brief notes of what you have read for one minute. By doing this many times, you will find that:
1. You read faster;
2. You remember what you read better;
3. You are skilled and faster at organising your thoughts and writing quick notes and summaries.
This makes you a more powerful reader in all other areas where you read. It’s useful to keep a record of how far you read and how many facts you remembered. That way you can see your skills improving over time.
Sometimes you’ll do Speed Read to Retrieve for its own sake - practising .
devise your own work sheets to revise work.