What the piece is about?
What important information is presented?
- What was the author's opinion?
- What's your opinion of the piece?
- Name one element of the piece that makes it stand out.
1. Learn whatever you need
to know to handle the job/opportunity that you are seeking.
2. Demonstrate that you
are eager to learn new tasks and assume more responsibility.
3. Watch for an opportunity
in which help is badly needed for your selected area.
4. Move In and prove that
you can handle it.
Simulation is beneficial:
You can solve problems
by doing a(ny) Challenging Mental Activity.
Learn to interact with
others while performing the task.
You can learn better by
doing some hands-on (real) things.
The Data Indexing Method:
1. Give the information
2. Pick out the key words
that identify the source of the information.
3. Create an interesting
association between the subject and source.
In order to Remember Names:
1. decide (and say to yourself)
that you want to remember names
2. make sure you get the
name right ( have it spelled out)
3. repeat the name throughout
4. associate the name with
a physical characteristic or personal trait
5. make a written note.
2. Become an ACTIVE reader.
3. Don't linger or go back.
4. Read by the paragraph,
skim the introduction, titles, index, etc.
5. Use S. M. A. R. T.
1. Done when you are refreshed
and wide awake. (A good time is right after exercise.)
2. Done where/when distractions
3. Go through the entire
procedure you want to perfect. Feel the emotions involved.
4. Picture yourself performing
flawlessly (in whatever you are practicing).
5. Practice in 15 to 30
minute sessions; two or more short sessions are better than onelong one.
1. Putting your new knowledge
to use in real-life situations.
2. Use your own words to
write down from memory what you learned in your most recent study or training
session. Do it or write down how you do it.
Program yourself for creativity
(creativity is beneficial):
1. Experiment with different
ways of doing something.
2. Give new ideas a chance
3. Develop the ability to
be a "creative copycat".
4. Develop some creative
5. Be inquisitive - ask
questions of yourself and others. i.e. - "who?",
"what?", "when?", "where?", "why?" and "how?"
6. If all else fails, "sleep
on it". (The subconscious mind is still at work.)
1. Take a pencil and paper
and write down every idea that occurs to you. "Far out" ideas are encouraged.
Carry a small notebook. Mass gathering of ideas. Go to a quiet room and
write out the problem. Strain for ideas; do it until you tire.
Take a 20 minute rest. Do it again if need be.
2. Selective pruning.
3. Categorizing the best
ideas - choose 2 or 3.
4. Form upper and lower
5. Make word associations
if you need ideas generated. Start with a dictionary and make an association
with every word possible until you come up with the conclusion.
1. Determine if the problem
really does exist; identify the missing link.
2. Consider all the possibilities
for filling the missing link - write them out. Provide a solid
foundation for solving the problem.
3. Focus on the desired
4. Set your sights on the
long-range goal and examine alternative ways of reaching it.
it over in your mind
it with associates
trial and error to find a solution
5. Try Reverse Motion Visualization
- break down the problem into two steps:
6. Try to make a flow chart
to deal with the problem.
7. Let the problem "cook"
for a while.
one or two sentences explaining the problem
the desired outcome
all the possible solutions (reasonable or not)
the possibilities and test them on paper
the first set of steps is not pleasing, move on to other possible solutions.
Mental Leverage Method:
an ability that you know the person is proud of.
voice doubt that the person has enough of that particular ability to satisfactorily
perform the task you want done.
back and watch as the person does everything in his power to prove to you
that he does indeed have the ability.
Five ways to command action
and give a person a feeling of importance:
A reputation to live up to.
A sense of being needed.
A challenge to meet.
Recognition of his/her superiority.
Make new friends with individuals
that I share interests with; form mutual networks. From the networks
you can learn and you can access all of the information that is needed.
Whenever you need the information or knowledge, you know how to obtain
it on short notice. The quickest way to motivate people is to understand
that everything they do is aimed at pleasing themselves. We can get anyone
to do almost anything if it makes them feel important. Most
people will stop at almost nothing to prove their superiority.
Use High Powered Words.
A HPW (or phrase) generates action and it gets people to do what you want
them to do. They are important because it
creates a picture easily and can relate to the person's personal
experience. They represent something that the person wants to remember.
for simulation - Use
flash cards (a question on one side, an answer on the other side)
a set of 3" x 5" cards
out a question and/or an event on one side and an answer on the other side
to answer the questions - practice
the cards and do #3 and #4 several more times in your spare time
for training - Use
quiz cards (one question per card (question on one side, answer
on the other side).
- when you have to face situations in which there are a variety of problems.
1. Glance at the chapter; look
at the topics and the background.
Concentrate and study class
notes and text notes in small amounts more often.
Take extensive class notes
in outline form using shorthand and/or use abbreviations.
Make the main words that were
emphasized (in class and in text) stand out.
Concentrate on content rather
When learning, ask questions.
The rate of learning is increased by class involvement.
2. Read the introduction
and the summary.
3. Read the chapter in phrases.
Develop the habit of joining words together to form a unit (learn to speed-read).
4. Take thorough text notes.
5. Read while using a highlighter,
circle and/or underline the important words (the High Powered Words).
6. Fill in lecture notes
with information that you missed.
7. Mark the text and the
notes and circle what is not understood.
8. Write questions in the
margin (if there are any).
Look at the class notes within
24 hours of the class and combine the class notes with the text notes in
order to make a study-guide/outline. Studying in this manner is
called Programmed Learning (PL). PL is using at least two
methods (the more, the better) of reviewing material in order to remember
it. For example, concentrate and listen to the material and take ample
notes, write (compose good notes) and speak, read and write, etc..