Tips for Effective Studying


Gen 195 Week Four Discussion Questions

Week Four Discussion Questions

Review the Tips for Effective Studying in Ch. 8 of Your College Experience. What are two of the tips you find useful? Why?

What tips for creating a study environment might be most effective for you? What might you do to create that study environment for yourself?

What techniques do you use to remember what you study? What techniques do you think could help you remember more of what you study? What techniques would you like to add to the list provided in Ch. 8 of Your College Experience?

Have you ever used mnemonics to remember something complicated? If so, describe these techniques. How might you use mnemonics to be a more effective college student and adult learner?

Do you write summaries of key concepts and important information as part of your study techniques? If so, how do these strategies help you? If not, do you think these strategies might help you? Are you willing to try these strategies?

Define critical thinking. Are you a critical thinker? Why do you think so?

How have you used critical thinking to solve problems in your daily life? How are critical thinking skills in your daily life and in your academic life similar? How are they different?

How do you think collaboration fosters critical thinking? How might the two work together in your academic and personal life?

What is the relationship between emotion, biases, and critical thinking? Can they coexist?

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