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(1) Who are you?
(2) Why are you here?
(3) What do you expect to do here?
(4) Where are you?
(5) Where are you going?
(6) When are you going to get there?
(7) How are you going to get there?
HELP YOURSELF TO BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE.
Be where you need to be. (Example: Be in class)
Always be there and on time physically and mentally.
If you do not take notes you are not there mentally.
Do what you need to do.
Prepare before you go. Find out what to learn and do before you go.
Participate when you are there. Ask and Answer Questions and Take Notes.
Review your notes before the NEXT time you must be in class.
Correct your mistakes and build on what you learned and did.
Get to know everyone participating with you. (Your classmates and teacher)
ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT.
Do what you know how to do and then ASK for HELP.
Ask the person not to do it for you but to show you how to do it.
GIVE HELP TO OTHERS WHEN THEY NEED IT.
Learn The Three Fundamental Skills:
COMMUNICATION is the most important skill.
TEAMWORK is next most important. Teamwork requires communication.
PROBLEM SOLVING requires teamwork and communication.
Communication is used to make sure that WHAT I THINK I SAID is the same as WHAT YOU THINK I SAID and that WHAT I THINK YOU SAID is the same as WHAT YOU THINK YOU SAID.
Communication is the process of Asking And Answering Questions in order to Describe And Explain what you are thinking with the Necessary And Sufficient information that is both Qualitative And Quantitative.
Communication must be interactive. It is not possible to communicate without everyone participating. Everyone must be ASKING AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS until WHAT I THINK I SAID is the same as WHAT YOU THINK I SAID and that WHAT I THINK YOU SAID is the same as WHAT YOU THINK YOU SAID.
You must be asking and answering questions based on what, where, when, who, how, and why.
Asking questions is done to obtain knowledge.
Answering questions is done to share your knowledge and to test your ideas for correctness and sufficiency.
Learn how to describe and explain everything both qualitatively and quantitatively using words, mathematics, and pictures.
Learn the importance of being able to read mathematics in English and being able to convert English to mathematics.
Learn how to distinguish between definitions, general laws, and special cases.
USE EFFECTIVE STUDY METHODS
First: Learn the Definitions in Words, Mathematics, and/or Pictures
Second: Learn the Relationships among the Definitions in Words, Mathematics, and/or Pictures
Third: PRACTICE the Definitions and their Relationships by using them to ASK and ANSWER QUESTIONS and using them to SOLVE PROBLEMS.
Use the Table of Contents
Use the Index
Create a Sample Test
Budget Your Study Time
Use Your Study Time Wisely
LEARN TEST TAKING SKILLS
Know Your Purpose -- Show the teacher what you understand on paper and find out for yourself what you do and don’t understand.
Use Your Test Time according to the value of each question or problem.
Always use mistakes on previous tests to know what must be restudied.