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Study Guide Answers

1.     What are things that can sabotage a student's academic success?
     being in a hurry to finish an assignment, procrastination, poor planning, careless reading, and poor study habits
2.     What is an effective study program based upon?
     motivation, careful scheduling, a good study environment, proper study materials, an active approach to learning
3.     What makes for a good study environment?
     a well-lit place, away from household activity and noise, which is comfortable, but not conducive to sleep
4.     What should you have close at hand while studying?
     reference materials, like a dictionary, an atlas, and a thesaurus
5.     If you can't study in absolute silence, what should you do?
     Listen to instrumental music at a low volume.
6.     What should be your portable study center?
     your loose-leaf notebook
7.     What should you keep in a zippered pouch inside your notebook?
     a ruler, erasers, a protractor, pens, pencils, and an assignment pad
8.     What should you do before heading home at the end of a school day?
     Check your assignment pad to see what you need to bring with you.
9.     Study time should be consistent, yet _______________________________.
     flexible
10.     What contributes to success in every academic subject?
     reading skills
11.     When can a student read rapidly?
     when skimming for main ideas
12.     How can you improve your vocabulary while reading?
     Write down unfamiliar words and look them up. Then, make an effort to use these new words in conversations and in compositions.
13.     Where is a topic sentence usually located?
     at the beginning of a paragraph
14.     What are you expected to do in writing assignments?
     to organize facts and thoughts and articulately express your opinions
15.     What's a traditional way to organize information when getting ready to write?
     utilizing index cards
16.     What can provide a framework for your paper?
     a full-scale outline
17.     Try not to exceed how many words per sentence?
     20
18.     What should be avoided in a paper for school?
     both slang and overly formal language
19.     What can you use in your paper to underscore points that you want to make?
     quotes and real-life experiences
20.     What should you do after writing your final draft of a paper?
     Read aloud to yourself or have someone else read it aloud to you.
21.     How do most libraries now have information catalogued?
     on computer
22.     What eliminates the time-consuming task of writing everything down when doing research?
     photocopying pages
23.     How can the Internet aid students who are doing research?
     Sites are posted by educational institutions, and students can e-mail experts for answers to questions. There are on-line encyclopedias, newspaper and magazine articles, and tips for citing references on the World Wide Web.
24.     Where's the best place to sit in a classroom?
     in the middle, front of the classroom
25.     What do active learners do during class?
     They make observations, ask questions, and take notes.
26.     What should you do during a discussion or a lecture?
     Listen for key words, the repetition of main ideas, and summaries.
27.     What are the two kinds of memory?
     general memory and verbatim memory
28.     What is a "nonsense association"?
     Something silly that "fixes" information in a person's mind.
29.     When memorizing a short section of something, use the "___________________ method."
     whole
30.     When should you start to prepare for an exam?
     on the first day of the first lesson of a unit
31.     Why is cramming right before a test a bad idea?
     It leaves you feeling panicked and confused.
32.     Objective exams test your ability to do what?
     to remember details
33.     Essay exams measure your ability to do what?
     to organize your thoughts, to explain, and to discuss
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