Video Assignment: Studying Tips

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Video title: Study Less Study Smart: A 6-Minute Summary of Marty Lobdell's Lecture - College Info Geek

Topic(s): Studying to learn, memory myths

Search terms: video study less study smart

Time (of video): 6:42

Posted by: Thomas Frank

Date posted: January 29, 2015

 

Video description: A brief video about studying more effectively.

 

Question/writing prompt to discuss: Describe one tip offered in the video.

 

In-class activities:

 

1. Chunking Objective: Students explore a studying technique.

Show the video from 0:39 to 1:04.  Ask the following questions:

    • Why is it important to break study sessions into chunks?
    • How long should the chunks be?
    • What should you do when a chunk is over?

 

2. Where to Study Objective: Students learn the importance of environment on studying.

Show the video from 1:23 to 1:53. Ask students these questions:

    • Why shouldn’t you study in your bed or on the couch in front of the TV?
    • Where should you study?
    • What role does conditioning play in studying?

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