Sunday, October 31, 2010

Study Strategies Blog

I started a blog called SMART STUDY STRATEGIES http://www.smartstudystrategies.blogspot.com/
just dedicated to study strategies.  Below is a sample from today's entry:

Choosing different colored paper for notes on different chapters or concepts will help separate your notes in your mind when you try and recall information during a test. For example, it your notes on chapter 3 are on yellow paper, and your notes for chapter 4 are on pink paper, and your notes for chapter 5 are on blue paper, when you are in the middle of the test and need to recall a concept, you can first navigate your thoughts to a color.

"I remember that! It was on the yellow pages. Now, think, What did I write down?"

You are actually narrowing your field of information...

Great Pronunciation Website

One of my students recently shared this sight with me, and it is one of the best things I"ve seen in a long time!  You can type in any word, and your word, along with several similar words, will appear in a list.  Just scroll your cursor over your chosen word, and hear the pronunciation!  The speaker has an English accent, but the words that I've looked at seem to be spoken correctly. 

For someone who struggles with vocabulary recognition, this website can be a big help!! Go to http://www.howjsay.com/ and try it out!

Let me know what you think!!