Using Your Study Time Well
About this Skill
This lesson offers students practical ways to organize and use their study time. It suggests three methods:
- Using a “study cycle” to prepare for and follow up on classes
- Using short, “intense” study sessions
- Using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning to consider what type of studying activities to use.
This lesson builds on the Metacognition lesson in this series, but it can be offered on its own. It briefly introduces annotating, note-taking and summarizing, which are covered in separate lessons.
Students will be able to:
- Discuss how they can use the study cycle and intensive study session methods.
- Differentiate between lower and higher levels of learning in Bloom’s Taxonomy.
- Choose different studying strategies based on what they need to learn.
The basic lesson time estimate is about 30 minutes, not including the two 3-minute videos.
- Study Skills Overview – 10 – 15 minutes (Study cycle, intensive study sessions, and Bloom’s Levels of Learning)
- Learning Strategies Activity – 10 – 15 minutes (Analyze studying strategies – do they represent lower- or higher-level learning?)