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(JIM) St. Joseph’s Institute of
2. Study Skills
Study – Meaning
Learn new information, formulate it into knowledge
and apply it in order to develop new skills.
Study Skills – Meaning
Study Skills are the strategies used to improve the
learning ability. It helps in enhancing the potential of
a person by improving his ability to read. Study
Skills are essential to select and organize information
when overwhelmed with various information
4. Habits for Good Study
• Time Management
• Self-discipline and Self Discovery
• Concentration and Memorization
5. • Study Skills involve research and
assimilation of information. It is used
to make research on a topic by
gathering and organizing information.
Reading can be of any form such as
an oral presentation, graphs, maps,
tables, or diagrams, a poster, a
model, or a design etc.
6. Way of studying
Everyone studies in a different way.
One person may be comfortable with a
technique but another person may not feel
comfortable with same technique.
He may prefer to be comfortable with
Everyone has to choose his method of
8. Characteristics of Critical Readers
• They will be clear with the purpose of study
• They resist manipulation
• They seek for more clarity and avoid confusion
• They frame questions on all dimensions
• They conceptualize with their own words
• They relate the concepts with other ideas
• They are intellectually independent
9. FIVE STEP STRATEGY TO STUDY
SQ3R is a five step strategy that can be used while reading any text.
SQ3R stands for a step constituting the strategy. Reading and recording
helps to get a clear understanding of the text and also to grasp the
message of the text. These five steps in the strategy when followed
sequentially will help to satisfy the true purpose of reading.
SQ3R Stands for
Surveying is the first and foremost step in
this strategy. It is done before reading the
entire text. It helps to get an overall idea about
the topic. It also includes the pictorial part of
the text, tabular representations, statistical or
graphical representation of data if any or
captions that are highlighted.
Form questions using why, how, what,
when, where, who under heading. It is a
thinking skills. Headings tries to speak about
many issues, form questions for each issue
and this will develop the eagerness to get
the answer for all the questions.
Read the entire text given under each
heading. Be clear with the purpose of
study. Get the main idea from each
paragraph and extract the important
details related to the main idea. If not
clear with any sentence, read it twice
or thrice slowly to understand it.
13. Styles of Reading
• Study Reading
It is used when the material is difficult and is of higher
level of comprehension. It is essential to read word by
word to have more understanding and to have better
Looking the structure of the text, proportion of diagrams
and the locating the summery and conclusion part.
14. • Skimming
It is used when it is enough to get an overall idea
about the topic. This includes only the major
information in each paragraph and leaves the
other supportive and explanatory part.
It is used when it is required to locate a piece of
information that you already knew from the text.
The information can be a number or a word or any
15. MARK & UNDERLINE THE TEXT
Number the important ideas in margin
Underline or highlight the main topic related to
Underline the unknown vocabulary or new
phrases that you have come across
Use market to highlight the major information
leaving the supporting information
16. KWL CHART
It is used while reading any text. This chart consists of three
BEFORE READING THE TEXT
What already know about the topic?
Read the title of the topic, make sure whether have heard of
the topic and are familiar about it.
Then recall the information that have already gathered about
17. SECOND COLUMN
What want to knew about the topic?
Write the areas that you are eager to know in the
second column in the question format. Write the
questions that would have aroused previously when
you became familiar about the topic.
18. AFTER READING THE TEXT
What learned from the text?
Answers for the questions will be in the second column one by
Check whether all questions are answered.
It is helps to check whether now familiar about the various
aspects of the topic and also to know that extent learnt from the
This column can also include extra information that gathered while
reading apart from the answers for the framed questions.
19. K- What you already KNOW about the topic
W- What you WANT to know about the
L- What you learned about the topic
K W L
20. Note taking is a practice of recording the
information gathered from any source. It is
when you write whatever hear or read. This
id done when the subject is new to you and
hard to follow and understand. It can be an
oral an oral lecture, visuals, presentations,
books and written manuals.
21. TYEPES OF NOTE TAKING:
o Recall the content you have read.
o Recall the main headings and the
o Recall the graphs or any kind of
23. METHODS TO FROM
Write the first few letters of the longer
E.G Word Abbreviation
Write the word leaving the vowels
E.G Word Abbreviation
Write the first and last letter o the word
E.G Word Abbreviation
24. USING FLASH CARDS:
1) Make flash cards
2) Write the information on the card
3) Make flash cards attractive
4) Review the cards
STRATEGIES TO REMEMBER
25. USING PEG WORDS:
NUMBER WORD PEG WORD THINGS TO MENTAL IMAGE
One Gun Motivated interest A person’s
is to shoot birds.
Two Shoe Selectivity A person is very
selective in shoes .
Three Free Oscillation Imagine a
moving to and fro
26. SMART STUDY STRATEGY
27. A STUDY SYSTEM
o Study with a positive attitude.
o You are going to learn something new.
o This will help to clarify your doubts.
o Select the material you want to real
o Survey it to get an overall idea
o Scan them to extract the information
28. P: Piece together the arts:
Piece together all the information
Investigate other sources of information
Inquire with experts to get more clarity.
Inspect the ideas you understood
29. R: Reexamine/reflect/relay:
o Reexamine whether you are clear
o Reflect it by applying in practical situations
o Relay: make sure whether you are able to explain it to
o Evaluate your results
o Examine whether there is progress in your performance.
o Explore what must be done to improve yourself further.
Checklist to make effective study
I. There is no distractions like TV, phone etc
II. There is rare interruptions by people
III. It's a quiet location
IV. I rarely interact with people when I study here
V. I have all facilities like furniture and lighting
VI. All items in this location are related to my work
VII. The temperature and air circulation is conducive for
32. viii.I have books and internet
facilities for reference.
ix. I follow my schedule
x. I approach my studying with a