Lanark Grammar
Parent Presentation
2014/15
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Background
S Rationale
S Development
S Where we are now
Evaluation
S Increase in assemblies
S Views of S5 pupils
S Assessment Diet
S S4 Focus Groups
S Parent Presentation
What we will cover
S Setting the scene – where you revise
S How do I study?
S Who can help?
S Last minute preparation
Study, what’s the point?
S Better grades and perhaps more qualifications.
S College, university or a training place.
S Access to an apprenticeship which requires specific grades or
qualifications.
S Wider job opportunities and career or further education options
with good prospects
Where to Revise?
Have a think about each of the three questions below?
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Where do you study at the moment?
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What are the good points about this place?
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What are the bad points about this place?
Where to Revise
S A room where you can be on your own.
S Somewhere with a desk or table and chair.
S A fixed place
S Somewhere with space for you to store your folders/textbooks
and for notes to be spread out.
S Make sure you have enough paper, pens, pencils, ruler, etc.
before you start.
S Water to drink and fruit to eat.
Getting started
Monday
Day
time
School
Tuesday
School
Wednesday
School
Thursday
School
Friday
School
4.004.30
4.305.00
5.005.30
5.306.00
6.006.30
6.307.00
7.007.30
7.308.00
8.008.30
8.309.00
9.3010.00
10.0010.30
Saturday
Sunday
S 30 – 50 minute periods with 10-15 minute breaks
S Study when you are at your best
S Focus on every class not just what you enjoy and can do
S Be flexible
BED
Studying
S Get into a routine, getting started is the hardest part.
S Be active
S It sounds obvious but make sure you have all the notes
S Distractions!
Excuses, excuses, excuses
Studying
Good notes
S Rewrite notes
S Diagrams / Charts
S Bullet points or Lists
S Mindmaps or Spider Diagrams
S Make notes colourful/Make use of a highlighter
Studying
Targets
S Make them small (bitesize)
S Make them measureable
S Make them achievable
All of these should be with a long term target in mind.
Studying
How we learn
S Visual
S Auditory
S Kinaesthetic
Studying
How we learn
Visual Learner
• Is good at spelling but
forgets names.
• Needs quiet study time.
• Has to think awhile
before understanding a
lesson.
• Likes colors & fashion.
• Understands/likes charts.
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Take notes, make lists.
Watch videos.
Use flashcards.
Use highlighters, circle words, underline.
Diagram sentences!
Studying
How we learn
Auditory Learner
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Likes to read to self out loud.
Is not afraid to speak in class.
Is good at explaining.
Remembers names.
Enjoys music.
Is good at grammar and foreign
language.
Reads slowly.
Follows spoken directions well.
Enjoys acting, being on stage.
Is good in study groups.
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Using word association to remember facts and lines.
Watching videos.
Repeating facts with eyes closed.
Participating in group discussions.
Taping notes after writing them.
Studying
How we learn
Kinaesthetic Learner
• Is good at sports.
• Can't sit still for long.
• Does not have great
handwriting.
• Takes breaks when
studying.
• Is involved in martial arts,
dance.
• Is fidgety during class.
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Studying in short blocks.
Studying with others.
Using memory games.
Using flash cards to memorise.
Using wall displays.
Taking field trips, visiting museums.
Studying
Memory
S Acronym
S Acrostic
S Rhymes
Studying
Understanding the Question
S Read the question
S Use Past paper examples
S Read it again
Studying
Know what has to be studied
S Listen to your teachers
S Make a list for each subject
S Traffic light each area
Studying
Stress
SYou’re not on your own
SEat sensibly
SExercise
SSleep
SBe realistic
Studying
The internet
S Fantastic resource
S Be disciplined
Night Before
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Double check the time and place of the exam
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Clothes
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Don’t stay up all night ‘cramming’. You need to be relaxed, fresh and
alert.
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Get organised by packing your bag with:
Pens/Pencils/Calculator/Notes/Water
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Alarm clock/Sleep
On the Day
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Give yourself enough time
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Breakfast
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Get to where the exam is early
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Be positive
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It’s about what you’ve done not everyone else
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Don’t take in anything you shouldn’t
Exam Tips
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Write down any important information, that you may forget, at the
beginning of the exam.
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Read the questions. Make sure you know what is being asked.
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Assume the examiner knows nothing.
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Show your working
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Watch your handwriting.
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Don’t panic if your mind goes blank.
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Use all your time.
Question Time
S When did you start studying?
S How did your prelim performance compare with your final exam
result?
S Do I go to tutor on the day of my exam?
S What subject was hardest to study for? Why?
S How did you study for National 5’s when there wasn’t a lot of
resources?
S How did you study? Have you changed this now you are in 5th
year?
Who can help?
S Teachers
S Parents / Guardians
S Friends
S Relations
S Library / Internet
S Brothers and Sisters
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