2.3 - Study Inefficiency Diagnosis - Study Efficiency Diagnosis

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Study Efficiency Diagnosis

Your Task

1.      Complete the video tutorial

2.      Complete the Study Efficiency Diagnosis Worksheet

3.      Work out your total passive learning vs active/efficient learning score

4.      Aim to reduce inefficient learning methods (red/orange) and gradually adopt more efficient learning methods (yellow/green)

5.      Complete the Personal Performance Diagnosis Worksheet

6.      Work out your total negative and/or positive performance score

7.      Aim to find strategies to reduce negative performance score (red/orange) and gradually increase positive performance score (green) – more covered in Study Efficiency Module

Summary

-         Study Efficiency is further broken down into two components: Study Methods Efficiency and Personal Performance Efficiency

-         Study Methods Efficiency – determines how well you are able to commit information to your brain. Passive learning gives you greatest ‘comfort’ that you are ‘studying’. But unless you are able to recall the information without aid from notes, just like you do in exams, that study time is effectively wasted.

-         E.g., Note making provides you with all the notes you can refer to when you test yourself with active recall. But the process of note making does not effectively help you retain information in your brain. Same goes with the act of making flashcards.

-         Personal Performance Efficiency – determines how well you are able to utilise the given hour that you allocated to study.

-         E.g., if you are tired and distracted, then you can end up wasting a whole hour even if you had your bum on the seat the whole time

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