7 rules for effective study
1. Use the Power Listening process in class for listening.
2. Enter all homework, assignments and exams in your planning calendar as soon as your teacher assigns the work.
3. Begin each study or homework session by making a plan.
4. When reading, use SQRCRC to make sure that you understand.
5. Spend 10 minutes per subject each night and summarize the day’s lessons into study notes. Break the information down into main idea (the main concept); supporting details (each one different but all linked to the main idea); and sub-details (which explain, modify, or give examples so you better understand each supporting detail. Make these notes short in point form and in your own words.
6. Review these notes 48 hours later. Put a * and date in the right hand corner of the page every time you review. When you review, don’t memorize, just make sure you fully understand your note. Make the note into a story or a complete picture – use visualization if possible.
7. Make sure that each study note has five *’s in the right hand corner before you have to write an exam. If you review your notes five times, you will remember them