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Did you know that there are different skills needed to study math as opposed to other subjects? Do you know where your strengths and weaknesses are in math - not just the content - but in the approach that you use to do mathematics? You would be surprised - sometimes as the saying goes "we are our own worst enemy."  The Dolciani Math Center has a section on their website http://hunter.cuny.edu/dolciani called “Math Study Skills”.  In advance of the sessions, you can log on to them at www.academicsuccess.com; for user name type mmse and for password type fourth.   It only takes a few minutes and will help give you a good start on what you need to change to be successful.

If you like you may also attend a workshop in the Dolciani Center (Hunter Library – 7th Floor Hunter East) on the following:

Session 1:  Why Learning Math is Different from Learning Other Subjects and Determining Your Math Strengths and Weaknesses
In this workshop students will discuss the differences in the process of studying math vs other subjects, will actually take a survey that will help identify their math studying strong points and weak points as well as their learning style, and will begin to design a study plan based on ideas presented.

Feb 5: 9:45 – 11:00 and 1:10 – 2:25          Feb 6: 9:45 – 11:00 and 7:30 – 8:45           Feb 7: 11:00 – 12:15 and 1:30 – 2:45
Feb 8: 11:00 – 12:15 and 5:30 – 6:40           Feb 9: 11:00 – 12:15 and 12:45 – 2:00

Session 2:  How to Improve Your Math Test-Taking Skills
In this workshop, students will learn and analyze the six common types of errors that are made on tests, develop strategies to avoid these errors, and learn additional strategies that will help them be successful on tests.

Feb 13: 9:45 – 11:00 and 7:30 – 8:45          Feb 14: 11:00 – 12:15 and 1:30 – 2:45          Feb 15: 11:00 – 12:15 and 5:30 – 6:40
Feb 16: 11:00 – 12:15 and 12:45 – 2:00          Feb 20: 9:45 – 11:00 and 1:10 – 2:25

Session 3:  How to Reduce Math and Test Anxiety
In this workshop, students will be learn the difference between math and test anxiety, explore possible reasons for these anxieties, and develop ways in which they can control such anxiety.

Feb 21: 11:00 – 12:15 and 1:30 – 2:45          Feb 22: 11:00 – 12:15 and 5:30 – 6:40          Feb 23: 11:00 – 12:15 and 12:45 – 2:00
Feb 26: 9:45 – 11:00 and 1:10 – 2:25          Feb 27: 9:45 – 11:00 and 7:30 – 8:45

Session 4:  How to Improve Your Math Listening and Note-taking Techniques
In this workshop, students will learn strategies to improve their listening skills, discuss steps needed to improve their note taking skills, and practice determining what is important to record in their notes.

Feb 28: 11:00 – 12:15 and 1:30 – 2:45          Mar 1: 11:00 – 12:15 and 5:30 – 6:40          Mar 2: 11:00 – 12:15 and 12:45 – 2:00
Mar 5: 9:45 – 11:00 and 1:10 – 2:25          Mar 6: 9:45 – 11:00 and 7:30 – 8:45

Section 5:  How to Improve Your Math Reading, Homework and Study Techniques
In this workshop, students will learn the specific processes for reading their math textbook that gives them the knowledge necessary to be an independent worker and connects their reading with their notes from class.

Mar 7: 11:00 – 12:15 and 1:30 – 2:45          Mar 8: 11:00 – 12:15 and 5:30 – 6:40          Mar 9: 11:00 – 12:15 and 12:45 – 2:00
Mar 12: 9:45 – 11:00 and 1:10 – 2:25          Mar 13: 9:45 – 11:00 and 7:30 – 8:45

Session 6:  How to Remember What You Have Learned
In this workshop, students will learn about the memory process, review examples in both classroom learning and independent learning environments, and develop strategies for successful recall.

Mar 14: 11:00 – 12:15 and 1:30 – 2:45          Mar 15: 11:00 – 12:15 and 5:30 – 6:40          Mar 16: 11:00 – 12:15 and 12:45 – 2:00
Mar 19: 9:45 – 11:00 and 1:10 – 2:25          Mar 20: 9:45 – 11:00 and 7:30 – 8:45

These stand alone workshops are beneficial to both undergraduate and graduate students regardless of major. They are a companion to study skills topics and common questions posed by students further on our website. 
Topics and schedule are as follows:

Did you know that there are different skills needed to study math as opposed to other subjects? Do you know where your strengths and weaknesses are in math - not just the content but in the approach that you use to do mathematics? You would be surprised - sometimes as the saying goes "we are our own worst enemy." There are many surveys out there on the Internet to help you find out these things. Read through the next page and see if you can answer any of the questions. Click on the link to find answers and specific hints or scroll down and remember them all. Remember:

GOOD MATH STUDY SKILLS = SUCCESS IN MATH CLASS

 

Click Here to Read the Questions

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