Science Survival Guide

Evidence-based Writing in Science: 
These should be kept in your binder for reference:
General Paragraph Writing in Science 
5-8 complete sentences.Do not include "fluff"- stick to the facts only.
  • Introduction (1-2 sentences): 
    • Restate the question or prompt in your own words. This is your topic sentence.
  • Body (3-5 sentences): 
    • Give information to support your answer. You should include:
      1. Data
      2. Examples
      3. Procedures
      4. Facts
      5. Opinions and reasoning
  • Conclusion (1-2 sentences): 
    • Restate the body of your paragraph.
    • If it is a lab conclusion, include any problems you encountered as well as possible solutions.
Example:


Mrs. Weber's Tips for Success:
  1. Ask for help! Confused? Come before or after school for help, but do it before the test.
  2. Stay organized- Do not shove papers into your binder, locker, or book bag. Take the extra 30 seconds to put them where they need to be.
  3. Use your agenda book- bring your agenda to class and write down your homework assignments. Look at it at the end of the day, so you remember what to bring home.
  4. Don't wait until the last minute- Study a little every night instead of cramming late the night before the test. A good night’s sleep helps. Bleary eyes and a tired body do not.
Test and Quiz Study Tips:
  • Have another person quiz you orally on the materials.
  • Draw pictures of vocabulary words or concepts, or a mind map.
  • Revisit and answer the Challenge Questions (Objectives) from our lessons.
  • Read the study guide/useful words & definition aloud to yourself while walking around. The physical action of reading out loud and moving helps your brain better convert the information into your long-term memory. 
  • Teach the material you need to learn to a friend, a parent, a relative, or a neighbor. Having someone ask questions will help you see where you still have gaps in your understanding.
  • Use an online study tool to help you learn memorization tasks (like useful terms).
  • Record yourself reading the study guide aloud or questions you would use to quiz yourself, then listen to your recording as you travel from place to place.
  • Rewrite/summarize the study guide in your own words.
  • Don't study, last minute, in one big chunk - study numerous times for short periods of time instead.

ASAP Science- Survival Tips

How to Set-up Cornell Notes

How to Study using Flashcards

Studying with Flash Cards

*Skip to about the 3-minute mark.
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