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MERSİN ÜNİVERSİTESİ

FEN-EDEBİYAT FAKÜLTESİ

İNGİLİZ DİLBİLİMİ PROGRAMI

2016-2017 EĞİTİM-ÖĞRETİM YILI GÜZ DÖNEMİ

AKADEMİK ÇALIŞMA BECERİLERİ ÖDEV SORULARI


Due date: 19/12/2016 - 09:00
1- Answer the following questions – 7X4=28 pts.
a) Comment on the most prominent personal characteristics of learner types with your own words. Write down 3 study techniques that you can use that will utilize each learner type.

b) What is an attitude? If changing an attitude from negative to positive is possible, what are the steps for that? Comment on those steps with your own words.


c) What is a goal? Comment on the importance of setting goals in academic success with your own words.


d) Comment on the personal traits of effective time managers with your own words.


2- Choose if the statement is either True or False1X10=10 pts.
a) ………… Hunger is one of the external causes of poor concentration.

b) ………… If we have personal worries, we should keep it to ourselves without talking with someone who can help such as consultant or friend.

c) ………… Giving regular study breaks is not one of the clues to concentration.

d) ………… PATS is one of the good examples of mnemonics which stands for the words Poor concentration, Anxiety, Time Management and Success.

e) ………… Concentration is choosing to pursue something you desire.

f) …………. Setting goals in college is important because it defines a plan of action for the process of achieving.

g) ………… FANBOYS can be given as an example of name mnemonics.

h) ………… It is important to have vital information stored in your short-term memory.

i) ………… Long term memory is the capacity for holding, but not manipulating, a small amount of information in mind in an active, readily available state for a short period of time

j) ………… In definition of the term State and Context Dependant Memory, state refers to your state of your mind and context refers to any part of your environment.


3- Read the statements and then fill in the blanks with the appropriate words in the table. (DO NOT write the numbers!) – 1X10=10 pts.


1) priority list

6) goal setting

11) visual learners

16) kinesthetic learners

2) attention

7) cornell system

12) connection mnemonics

17) feedback

3) auditory learners

8) financial goals

13) plan of action

18) mind map

4) tactile learners

9) image mnemonics

14) daily to-do list

19) model mnemonics

5) external causes

10) subject matter

15) assignment list

20) internal causes

a) In learning skills, if you emphasize the use of sight on all study materials, then it asserts that you are one of the …………………………..


b) ………………………….. covers recording what needs to be done in order according to the importance level or deadlines.
c) The result of poor ………………………….. and achievement skills is low motivation and grades, lack of direction, anxiety, discouragement, and sometimes leaving college.
d) ………………………….. goals are related how you use money and how money influences your other goals.
e) The term ………………………….. refers to the exam/assignment results that shows how well your learning skills work.
f) In ………………………….. preparation, we should first skim over the outline, read the chapter, then without consulting any other material, we should do it from the memory. After all, we should update and personalize it by using different colors and symbols.
g) Anxiety about exams or classes and daydreaming can be given as examples of ………………………….. of poor concentration.
h) Mind maps, charts, or organization charts are the artful samples of …………………………..
i) ………………………….. is a way to promote recall at first glance, and it can be used for both note-taking and note organization activities.
j) ………………………….. prefer to learn through the body or feelings. If they can touch and feel whatever they are learning about, they will process and remember the information quite well.

4- Using the items below, choose one of the 9 techniques of mnemonics for remembering each piece of information, and describe how you would use it in order to learn the meanings of the following vocabulary items - 20pts.
Name of the technique that you use: 1) …………………………………..

Name of the technique that you use: 2) …………………………………...

Name of the technique that you use: 3) …………………………………...


1

principal

means “the head of a school”

principle

means “a fundamental rule or belief”

2

affect

means “have an effect on”

effect

means “result or an influence”

3

discrete

means “separate and distinct”

discreet

means “careful not to attract attention”


Your description:

1-


2-

3-
5- Imagine that you’re an English teacher in primary school. By bearing in mind their colors, appearance and taste, how do you teach the name of fruits with a mind map? Use as greater detail as possible with branches, arrows, groupings, lists, and explanatory/exploratory notes. - 20 pts.



  • If you prepare your mind map by hand on a piece of paper, you can take its picture and insert here. Preparing by using computer softwares like Microsoft Word is not a must.


6- Evaluate what you have learned in Academic Study Skills course in this semester. – 10 pts.

Notes on the assignment:
- The total point of exam questions is 98. You’ll get 2 points from the edited cover of your assignment.
- The spaces given for the answers of essay type questions, mnemonics, and mind map activities do not show that you have to limit yourself. Give as much detail as possible by expanding the space.
- Be careful while organizing your ideas, check for grammaticality & word choice and pay attention to transition of ideas.




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