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Note-Taking-The style of the class and how the instructor delivers the message is crucial to quality notes. The counselor and student discuss a variety of ways to structure notes-both lecture and from the text, how to edit notes, and use shorthand.
Concentration and Distractions-Through a series of questioning, student and counselor will discuss what are barriers to learning and how to improve concentration while studying.
Memory-Our brain is mysterious and miraculous at the same time! In the context of how the brain retains and recalls information, the couselor and student will discuss and practice techniques to improve memory and recall.
Time Management and Organization-Looking at how the student manages and prioritizes time. Introduces strategies that are considered "best practices" for college students today.
Test-Taking-Taking tests always causes anxiety for many college students. Many students feel they are poor objective test takers. Many times the study strategies leading up to content on tests do not match up. The student and counselor, through an Analysis of Test Errors and discussion about habits of studying dissect the reasons for poor test scores.
Critical Reading Skills--Many student finish a chapter in a textbook and/or required reading and ask themselves, "what did I just read?" A frustrating point for students, the counselor and student will go through various critical reading techniques and stratgies to improve the student's reading rate and comprehension of the text.