22/04/2013

Study Effectively

Many study reading methods have been evolved. Although known by different titles and utilizing slightly different steps, all of them have one thing in common, an organized approach to material to be learned. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Tips For Participating In Class Discussions

Preparing for discussion classes demands more time and effort than getting ready for lecture classes. Most of the work is done before class: time is spent reading, evaluating, taking notes.  Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


How To Take Exams

Some of the following suggestions pertain to any type of examination; others may be useful for a particular type of examination.  Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


How To Prepare For Exams

The purpose of the written examination is to provide the instructor with evidence regarding the amount of knowledge the student has acquired in the course. It is not feasible to ask questions about everything in the course; therefore, the instructor tries to obtain a broad sample of the student's knowledge. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Effective Listening and Note-taking

You can think about four times FASTER than a lecturer can speak. Effective LISTENING requires the expenditure of energy; to compensate for the rate of presentation, you have to actively intend to listen. The key is active not passive; get involved in the process. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Stress Management

Stress is a normal part of life; in fact, people need a certain amount of stress in order to function at high levels. Adjusting to a different culture is almost always stressful and there is a fine balance between “good stress” and “bad stress”. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Stress Management Strategies

Exercise–regular, routine, and aerobic. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Sleep Hygiene Rules

The following rules can help you to achieve a better pattern of sleep. It can take at least several days, and often up to a week before you will see improvement. It can sometimes seem like things are getting worse instead of better as you try to correct your sleep... Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Facilitating Classroom Discussions After A Disaster

In the wake of a crisis or disaster such as the flood, it is often helpful to provide students with a structured opportunity to discuss their experience of it. Even those not directly affected by the flooding may feel waves of emotions and often experience ‘survivor guilt.’ Allowing students to... Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Coping With Trauma: Skills For Facilitators

Given your role in the University system, you may be called on to help people through this crisis. It is normal to feel helpless and to think that you lack knowledge, but you are probably a more capable helper than you realize. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


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