HOW TO EARN AN "A"

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HOW TO EARN AN "A" by Mind Map: HOW TO EARN AN "A"

1. Beating Test Anxiety

1.1. Eat light meal before test

1.2. Focus on Learning Objectives

1.3. Take Practice Tests

1.4. Start studying early

1.5. Review

1.6. Be positive

2. Time Management and Organization

2.1. Agenda

2.2. Alarms/Reminders

2.3. Study Plan

2.4. Organized study space

2.5. Folders for each class

2.5.1. Google Drive folders

3. Periodic Testing

3.1. Diminish the magnitude of final exams

3.2. Several midterms instead of just one

3.2.1. Midterms spread out periodically through the term

3.3. Small quizzes

3.3.1. Quiz after each section

3.4. Assignments

3.4.1. Small assignments every class/every other class

3.4.1.1. Group assignments

4. Group Learning

4.1. Group study circles

4.1.1. Create groups for students in the beginning of the term so everyone has someone to turn to

4.2. On-campus study/learning centres

4.3. Regular group meetings

4.4. In-class group assignments

4.4.1. Worksheets

4.4.2. Brainstorming sessions

4.4.2.1. iClicker questions

4.5. Group examinations

4.5.1. Encouraging discussion

5. Study Habits that Work

5.1. Writing down your questions

5.1.1. Ask questions in tutorial

5.1.2. Ask TAs for help

5.1.3. Ask questions at office hours

5.1.4. Ask questions as soon as possible

5.2. Note-taking

5.2.1. In-class notes

5.2.2. Textbook notes

5.2.3. Pre-reading notes

5.2.4. Tutorial notes

5.3. Highlighting effectively

5.4. Focus on 1 subject

5.4.1. Avoid multitasking

5.5. Consistent reviewing

5.5.1. Readings and review before going to bed

5.5.2. Reviewing material before lectures

6. Sufficient Resources

6.1. Learning Centres for each subject

6.1.1. ex. Math Learning Centre

6.1.2. ex. English/Essay-writing Centre

6.1.3. Library resources

6.2. Peer Tutoring

6.3. Peer-assisted study-sessions

7. Healthy Lifestyle

7.1. Getting 8-10 hours of sleep

7.1.1. Avoid blue-light before bed

7.2. Avoid caffeine dependence

7.2.1. Cut out coffee, tea, energy drinks

7.3. Exercise

7.3.1. Between study sessions

7.4. Take breaks

7.4.1. ex. Go for a walk

7.5. Stress management

7.5.1. Stress-relief activities

7.5.2. Someone to talk to

7.6. Healthy diet

7.6.1. Nutritious meals