Otters brush up on study tips with the CLC

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) students attended a “Study Hacks” workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 17 to review and practice evidence-based strategies to strengthen their study skills. 

Making Accessible and Effective Systems for Teacher Readiness Outcomes (MAESTROs) and the Cooperative Learning Center (CLC) co-hosted the workshop. The event was catered to students enrolled in the First Year Seminar (FYS) 148 course, “Schooling the Public Imagination: From Hogwarts to Stand and Deliver,” and was led by CLC Coach Rudraksh Berde.

This course is meant to prepare students for teaching careers by examining how American popular culture affects education and its impact on both individual and group learning experiences.

The primary goal of the workshop was to equip students with practical, research-backed techniques for more efficient studying. The event provided a platform for students to delve into the art of learning and mastering their subjects.

One of the notable strategies introduced during the workshop was the “Self-Explanation Practice.” This approach encourages students to collaborate and deepen their understanding by explaining a subject to a partner. This method is effective because it demands that students articulate their grasp of a topic while also helping them identify gaps in their knowledge.

Those interested in more information or events hosted by MAESTROs or resources offered through the CLC can find it here.

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