College Survival Skills

Auditory Learners
Ear Smart. Perfers to hear information
Visual Learners
Eye Smart. Perfers to see information
Tactile or Kinesthetic Learners
Hands on. perfers hands on learning
Mixed Modality
Able to utilize two or more learing styles.
Carl Jung
Swiss Psychologist. He suggests that human behavior is not
random and that behavior follows
patterns and that these patterns are
caused by the way people use their
Mother and daughter, took Jung’s study and developed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
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Howard Gardner
Psychologist who developed the theory of multiple intelligence.
Study Formula
Two hours for every hour of class.
What percent do we recall in 24 hours?
Delibrately and intentionally putting things off until the last minute.
Individual Educational Plan.
Monthly or Semester Calendar
Give the Big Picture of your semester goals
Weekly Calendar
Indicates activities such as: homework assignments, lab visits, working on papers
Daily to do list
Indicates tasks to be completed on a particular day. Usually completed the night before.
___% of the people we know won’t like us
personality code. Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking Perceiver
The Chinese Listen with
Eyes, ears, heart and undivided attention
Time oriented listeners
sets time for listening.
Content oriented listeners
Listens for details and facts. Good at analyzing what they hear.
People oriented listeners
Loves the details
Action oriented listeners
Don’t like the “fluff”. Give them the facts.
Bell Phrases
These are signal words that alert students when to begin note-taking
Gestures (body language) and voice inflections (tone of voice) made by the lecturer that alert students when to begin note-taking.
Bell Cue
Formal Method of Notetaking
It is the most commonly used system of note-taking
Mind map or mapping method
It generates a picture of the information or notes.
Visual learners find this system useful.
Cornell Method of Notetaking
Also known as the T notetaking system.
Developed by Dr. Walter Pauk
Research have discovered that we forget, ignore and/or misunderstand ___ percent of what we hear
Obstacles to Listening
becoming emotional
We recall __% of what we hear but __ to __ percent is incorrect
50, 20, 30
Advantage of the Cornell Method
Easy, It helps to prepare for exams, saves time
Listen, setting it down, translating, analysing and remembering
L-STAR System
It is a passive process
It is a learned process and we choose to do it.
According to statistics, what percent do we recall after 28 days?
We recall ___% of what we do and say.
learning technique which avoids understanding the subject and instead focuses on memorization.
Rote Memory
information gathered from our five senses : taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight.
It lasts for one to three seconds
Sensory Memory
Hearing an after effect of sound
Echoic Memory
Seeing an after image
Ionic Memory
Holds information for a short period of time.
Serves as a temporary scratch pad.
Short Term Memory
process of converting short-term memory into long-term memory by making the information meaningful.
grouping long list of information or numbers into smaller groups.
learning how to do something (ride a bike, skate, drive, swim)
remembering factual information (multiplication table, formulas, capitals, days of the week, months of the year, planets, states, presidents)
remembering personal events (first kiss, dog bites, stuck in elevator, car accident, PTSD, wedding, funerals)
The number one barrier to memory is
mental laziness
The word is derived from the Greek Goddess of Memory (Mnemosyne)
pronounced -nee-moz-uh-nee
These are memory tricks or techniques that assists with putting information into long term memory.
Mneumonic Devices
It is a word that is formed from the first letter of other words
These are songs, rhythms, poems to assist with remembering information