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Academic Teacher Resources

Student Wall Planner and Study Guide

Study Technique - Learning

Study Effectiveness Learning Style and Learning Behaviour Drive/Motivation

Know Your Learning Style

Not everybody learns from the same way. Most people actually have a preferred learning style.


Your Learning Style

Find out which of the three learning

styles suits you best: Auditory listening Visual seeing and writing Kinesthetic motor skills - action Your best learning style will help you with increased data retention and Study.

Your Learning Style

Your learning style has implications for how you study and Also how you manage your learning at school and at home



Auditory Learn by Listening

Learn from verbal instructions

Talk while you write Remember names but forget faces Distracted by noise Remember by listening, especially

with music Games and pictures are annoying and distracting


Auditory Learner

Learn from tapes/digital recorder

Listen and take notes

Review notes frequently Sit in the classroom where you

can hear well Read, summarise and recite it aloud

Visual Learn by Seeing + Writing or Drawing


See words or pictures

Remember faces but not names

Vivid imagination

Think in pictures
Facial expression can tell their moods Use colour Tend to draw diagrams and flow charts

to summarise


Visual Learner

Use charts, maps

Notes and flash cards

Practice visualising or picture

words/concepts in your head Write out everything for frequent and quick visual review Place notes around you

Kinesthetic Learn by Using Motor Skills Action


Learn by doing, being mostly active

and moving Not an avid reader Remember what was done, not what was seen or discussed Doesnt hear things well Touch is important Impulsive Loves games


Kinesthetic Learner

Learn taking and keeping notes

Write things out several times is

important Explore things physically mould, manipulate, hit or pound

Know Your Learning Behaviours

Effective learners

ACTIVELY seek to advance their learning, Ineffective learners (10) PASSIVELY wait for everything to come to them.

Use the checklist to give you a quick

assessment on how you are using the various (11) learning behaviours as your disposal at the moment.

Learning Behaviour
Changing your habits in and out of class is not a easy task. If there are learning behaviours you want to work on and change you have to write them down as your goal and Frequently ask yourself if you are making progress or not


Managing Test Anxiety

It is

natural to feel anxiety about taking tests. A little test anxiety helps motivate you to prepare for your best. It is what you do with the anxiety that is important.

Managing Test Anxiety

Any time you face a challenge in life you are likely to be faced with similar anxious feelings. If you are too anxious about taking a test it can affect your preparation and your ability to answer questions properly.


What Can I Do About Test Anxiety?

Good Study Techniques Study Routine is Important Rest and Well Fed Stay Away from Junk Foods Dont talk to people about the material as you wait to go into the test Deep Breaths Focus on Positive Self-Statements
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DETER Strategy
Follow a plan for taking the test such as: (21) D = Directions Read the test directions very carefully (22) E = Examine Examine the entire test (23) T = Time Appropriate amount of time per marks given (24) E = Easiest Easiest questions first (25) R = Review Allow time for reviewing the test at the end