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Techniques for success in the classroom include listening, note-taking, and outlining. Good listening skills require preparation for listening, a positive attitude, and being open and receptive to information given.
In the classroom, attitude blocks include a general lack of interest, dislike for the teacher, the need to be entertained, a lack of emotional maturity, and distractions. Students can learn how to control their listening habits.
Critical advantages to note-taking include the following: record facts and ideas; identify what is important; and help students complete homework. Effective note-taking techniques are reviewed in this segment.
Outline format for note-taking is designed to condense information. Film viewers learn the technique of taking notes in outline format. A teacher offers sound advice for keeping track of assignments.
Students should begin their homework on their most difficult subjects first. Set priorities and allow 20-30 minutes for major subjects. Avoid distractions and take small breaks every 45 minutes.
Students learn the SQ3R method of reading, which includes the following: survey, question, read, recite, review. Reading hints are provided.
Students review the key points of listening, note-taking, outline format, organization and management of assignments and homework, and getting the most out of textbooks.
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