Example and Hints

Psych3K, Chapter 8, 

Improving Study Skills

(Updated March 7, 2007)


No example is provided.


The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to examine your current study habits and strategies for learning, and to perhaps find more effective ways to accomplish the learning tasks required at the college level.  "More effective ways" might involve learning more material with the same amount of study time, or learning the same amount of material in less time.

Effective study requires time.  Perhaps a good starting point would be to begin with the amount of study time necessary to meet the expectations for learning at the college level.  In a Freshman or Sophomore introductory, or survey, course (such as Intro to Psych, Intro to Soc, History, Art Appreciation, etc.) how many hours of study outside the classroom do you think you need to invest per week, in order to pretty much assure yourself of an A, a B, a C, a D?  (Do not count the three hours per week that you would normally be attending the class.)
How does this compare, so far, with the time you are investing in studying for this course?

Identify three areas in which your study habits or techniques could be improved.  At least one must come from the textbook or study guide, and at least one must come from a study skills Web site.  Based on information in the textbook, the study guide, or the sites that you visited, how could you improve on those three areas?

Using proper learning theory terminology, how could you acquire the new behaviors, or modify your current behaviors, necessary to be more effective in your study habits?  What operant conditioning or classical conditioning techniques that you just learned about could you put to use?

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