Unit 3: College Level Critical Thinking, Reading, and Study Strategies

Unit 3: College Level Critical Thinking and Reading

Learning Objectives

After you have completed this unit you should be able to:

  • Explain how to get the most out of your textbooks by learning how to skim, and how to find out all of the resources your textbooks offer
  • Explain how each part of the memory works (sensory, working, and long-term)
  • Discuss memory regarding the older learner: what changes and what stays the same
  • Describe short- and long-term memory
  • Explain how to transfer information from the short-term memory to the long-term memory
  • Discuss effective strategies for memorizing information
  • Discuss internal and external distractions
  • Explain how to recognize and minimize distractions
  • Explain the importance of proper preparation for tests
  • Discuss the importance of having the discipline to prepare
  • Explain how to give yourself the best opportunity to execute well on a test
  • Describe why studying and preparing over a longer period of time is much more beneficial and healthier than cramming for a test

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