Tutor profile: Kim S.
Subject: Study Skills
What are some effective methods of studying?
Simply reading and re-reading texts or notes is not actively engaging in the material. It is simply re-reading your notes. Here are some effective ways to study: * Create a study guide by topic. Formulate questions and problems and write complete answers. Then create and take your own quiz. * Become a teacher. Say the information aloud in your own words as if you are the instructor and teaching the concepts to a class. * Derive examples that relate to your own experiences. * Create concept maps or diagrams that explain the material. * Gets hands on. Are you a visual learner? Get creative and make a project that will help you see exactly what you are learning about in person to help you better understand it. * Be silly. Come up with a song or dance that helps you remember the material * For non-technical classes (e.g., English, History, Psychology), figure out the big ideas so you can explain, contrast, and re-evaluate them. * For technical classes, work the problems and explain the steps and why they work. Every student learns differently, so it’s important for each student to figure out their best form of studying so that they can understand the information better and be successful!
What are the 4 main goals in Psychology?
There are 4 main goals in Psychology: describe, explain, predict, and change behavior. When you think about it, these objectives are similar to the kind of things you do everyday when you interact with others. 1. What are they doing? (Describing) 2. Why are they doing that? (Explaining) 3. What would happen if I responded in this way? (Predicting) 4. What can I do to get them to stop doing that? (Changing)
How can I write a strong/effective thesis statement?
For many people, the thesis is the guide to an individuals essay, and what they will be discussing. These people tend to write their thesis statements first, then follow up with the supporting paragraphs. For others, they prefer to write the essay first, then circle back to the thesis statement, and create one based on what was already written. Both of these techniques are effective ways to create a strong thesis statement. Ultimately, when creating a thesis statement, keep in mind where your paper is going and what you want people to get from your writing. That will lead you to write a strong thesis statement and making it bold and stand alone.
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