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An Instructors View on Student Success
Be an Active Learner
The key to you for a successful class will depend in most part by how good you are in listening, questioning, note taking and studying and most important, test taking. My Objective is to give students these basic skills to help the dedicated student become successful in their learning experience.
Dominick Saffioti

AUTHER DOMINICK SAFFIOTI

Copyright © 2008 CLERMONT, FL. • E-MAIL dsaffioti2@cfl.rr.com

I wrote this book to help students become successful in their chosen course of studies. Being an Automotive instructor for almost five years teaching in the public school system, and in the private sector I fine that students of all ages from 13 to 55 years old struggle the most with knowing how to take notes how tostudy after a lesson and how to prep for a test. I hope that this book helps many who struggle with learning. Dominick James Saffioti

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Introduction

Effort
The key to you for a successful class will depend in most part by how good you are in listening, questioning, note taking and studying and most important, test taking. My Objective is to give students these basic skills to help thededicated student become successful in their learning experience. People learn best when they are ready to learn! Are you ready? As a student you will play the biggest part in your education. If you do your part and your Instructor does his part you will be successful. The instructor will give information in many ways; this is to make sure that all learners in the class can understand the mainconcepts and ideas needed by his students. He will ask questions to check you understanding and he will encourage your participation in the lesson. Your job as a Student is to listen to your Instructors ideas and information during his lesson. Discuss these ideas and share your own thinking and views with the class and your instructor. It is vital that no matter what level of education you bring intothe course, you should always keep an open mind and try to get something new out of the lesson. There will be times that the information your instructor is given will be very basic for those students with a lesser understanding of the subject. Try not to get frustrated, or bored because the lesson in your opinion is dragging on. Instead you should raise your hand and tell the class some of yourexperiences in this area that will support what the instructor has just covered. Your instructor is looking for this type of interaction.

“The more you put into your education the more you will get out of it”

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Table of Content

Authors Note i Introduction ii

LESSON 1 Lesson preparations 1 LESSON 2 Listening 3 LESSON 3 Note taking 5 LESSON 4 Study Habits 8 LESSON 5 Test preparation 11LESSON 6 4 Test Taking Suggestions 14 LESSON 7 Test Taking Suggestions

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Lesson 1

Lesson preparation
Lesson Preparation
Before Lecture:
Pre- read all assigned material so that you can follow the lecture. This will also help with procrastination! It is more difficult to get motivated to read if you wait until after the lecture is over. Also, reading beforehand will help you takemore to the point notes. This will also help you understand an Instructor who has an accent or a fast talking Instructor. When pre-reading pay attention to the lesson objectives they are after all, what your instructor will test you on. Think about it, If you are told that after a lesson you will be able to … “for example … perform a task” you can rest assured that there WILL BE an evaluation testquestion on that objective. Before a lesson I ask all my students to find the pages of the lesson that discuss each of the objective and write the page number next to that objective, This helps students who over study for tests or study the wrong information for the test. I have seen an immense change in my students test score when they apply this strategy. Always Review notes from previous...
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