My Study Habits & Skills - Relating to the SQ3R Method
As I recall and I assume like most people, the development of my study habits and skills became more evident as I went through my school days and more school work was given and required to be completed. With this said my study habits and skills were not always the best and were not very helpful when it came to reading or comprehension. I struggled in 4th grade with reading and I was placed in a remedial reading class. This class in my opinion was a major turning point for me in establishing proper skills and techniques for reading and comprehension. From that point on my reading skills developed pretty quickly, which in turn made it easier for me to read, comprehend, and retain what I was required to study.
My 5th grade year I discovered how a challenge from my teacher, which was also given to the whole class, could motivate me to achieve more than I ever thought I could. In a two week period I read fifty 5th grade level books and wrote a short book report for each on my own time. I was very amazed at what I had accomplished in that two week period, as was my teacher, for the rest of the class had read much less. Of course when I had shown this great potential, I was held to a higher standard in what was expected of me. I guess in a way I came to expect the same from myself.
Through the following years of intermediate and junior high I was pretty much an “A” student having great study habits and making the Honor Roll each year. It wasn’t until high school that my study habits began to get weak and became less important to me. My grades were not affected too much, but never the less I had began establishing bad study habits and skills. These bad study habits led to me doing well in classes that I liked and poorly in the classes that I didn’t like so much and had very little interest in. Fortunately, I was able to pass all my classes, some by the skin of my teeth and was able to...