Tutor profile: Elizabeth E.
Subject: Study Skills
I feel overwhelmed over my workload and find myself procrastinating...How can I fix this and settle into a routine?
Whether studying for a huge exam, a possible pop quiz, or even a memorized performance or speech, the best thing to do is break down the load. When you have piles of studying to do staring at you in the face and not knowing where to start turns you away, the best thing to do is chunk your studying into sections. Do not attempt to study everything at once! First off, find a quiet place that limits distractions. Particularly a library or coffee shop. If you are studying for a huge exam, start with the exam date in order to set a reasonable goal. Let's say the test is 3 weeks away. Now break down your study packet into 7 or more parts (saying that you will study every day). Study small chunks daily instead of trying to cram everything in during one sitting. Consider making a daily schedule that you will study at the same time at the same place every day. Map out which specific sections you will look over and give yourself a time limit. It could be 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night. Notate in your schedule specific passages that you will study each day and then perhaps at the end of the week, look over everything you studied throughout the week as a refresher. A possible technique to try (if doable) is to start at the end of your study materials and work your way to the front. When we study or memorize, we tend to really remember the beginning parts and then the end becomes fuzzy the more we go along. If we become familiar with the end and slowly make our way to the front, you will find that your studying was very efficient. Other helpful ways to study may be to write it out or find a buddy to talk it out with. Sometimes when we are "teaching" someone else, we commit more to memory when talking out loud. Overall the key is: 1.) Find a quiet place 2.) Set a goal and break your load into smaller sections 3.) Study a little each day versus everything all at once 4.) Be consistent. Study the same time every day. 5.) Find ways that help you study efficiently. Comb through your work backwards to forwards, write it out, talk it out with a friend, etc. Take deep breaths and be calm! You got this! :)
What is the order of sharps and flats? Does the order matter in the key signature?
The order of sharps are: F, C, G, D, A, E, B The order of flats are: B, E, A, D, G, C, F The order of sharps and flats are not randomly placed and follow a specific sequence pertaining to scales. Therefore, the order does matter in regards to the key signature. You will not see a piece of music where the key signature will have an F#, G#, A#, and B#. Because of the circle of fifths (the scales) you must notate sharps and flats in their specific order. Therefore, as a musician, it is essential to memorize the orders (hint, did you notice that the order of the sharps and flats are reversed??). Another note, you will not find sharps and flats mixed together in a key signature!
What are some Classroom Management expectations?
1.) My number one rule is the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have done unto you"! Students are to show respect to teachers, peers, and volunteers. This means to be kind and helpful to others, especially for those in need. 2.) I expect that students challenge themselves and put forward their best work. Be persistent and attend to details. Taking one's time and turning in quality work is essential for success. 3.) Each student is responsible for his/her own work and actions. Therefore assigning jobs that lead to acquiring skills of independence and ownership. 4.) Encourage group work to learn from each other and build community in the classroom. 5.) Be organized and be on time. 6.) Cultivate positivity and growth from themselves and each other.
needs and Elizabeth will reply soon.