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Wyoming Rated  Reviewed  Resources - 2004

April May July  

 

 

 

July Resources

 

STEPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GOAL SETTING AND ACHIEVEMENT

 

Title

STEPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GOAL SETTING AND ACHIEVEMENT

Subject

Student Study Skills

URL

http://www.topachievement.com/paulchristenbury.html

Author

Paul Christenbury

Audience

Instructor and student

Type of material

Article

Short Summary

This web article, written by Paul Christenbury explains that for goal setting to be effective, it requires more than just writing down what you want to achieve.  His article presents important steps to help define and achieve goals with more success.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This could be used in a study skills class to explain how to be successful when setting goals. Students could use this article in independent study to help them understand goal setting.

Date reviewed

6/30/04

Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource:

STEPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GOAL SETTING AND ACHIEVEMENT

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date last updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

40

Total

 

ISNíT IT TIME FOR YOU?

Title

ISNíT IT TIME FOR YOU?

Subject

Study Skills

URL

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Ottolino7.html

Author

Jennifer Ottolino

Audience

*Instructor and student

Type of material

Article

Short Summary

Making time for yourself can be difficult in this over-scheduled world of ours.  Jennifer Ottolino shares ten strategies to help you gain control over your time so you can spend more of it doing what you love.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a study skills class that is discussing time management and stress.

Date reviewed

6/30/04

Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource: ISNíT IT TIME FOR YOU?

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date lat updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

40

Total

 

FEELING OVERWHELMED?

Title

FEELING OVERWHELMED?

Subject

Study Skills/Time Management

URL

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Mana4.html

Author

Talia Mana

Audience

Instructors and students

Type of material

Article

Short Summary

Thereís no rule that says you have to be a superhero.  Author Talia Mana offers time management tips that can help you get more accomplished without feeling stressed out and overwhelmed.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resources could be used in a study skills class to discuss time management and stress with students.

Date reviewed

6/30/04

Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource: FEELING OVERWHELMED?

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date lat updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

40

Total

PROCRASTINATION:  THE THIEF OF TIME

Title

PROCRASTINATION:  THE THIEF OF TIME

Subject

Study Skills and motivation

URL

http://www.sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl/procrastination.html

Author

California Polytechnic State University

Audience

Instructors and students

Type of material

Article

Short Summary

For some people, procrastination is a minor problem; for others, it is a source of considerable stress and anxiety.  This website explains the characteristics of procrastinators, reasons for procrastination, and some suggestions on how you can reduce or eliminate procrastination in your life.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a study skills class discussing motivation and time management.

Date reviewed

6/30/04

Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource: PROCRASTINATION:  THE THIEF OF TIME

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date lat updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

40

Total

 

 

May Resources

 

Effective Note Taking

Title

Effective Note Taking

Subject

Study Skills

URL

http://www.memory-key.com/StudySkills/notetaking.htm

Author

The Memory Key

Audience

Students/Instructors

Date reviewed

5/30/04

Type of material

Informational

Short Summary

Effective note-taking requires an understanding that the main value is not in the record you produce but the process itself.  Check out this website to learn the basic rules for effective note-taking.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a Study Skills class to help student learn how to organize class room material.

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Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5 - 5 being highest

Resource: Effective Note Taking

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

4

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date last updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

39

Total

  "How to Get Your Class Notes into Shape"

Title

"How to Get Your Class Notes into Shape"

Subject

Study Skills

URL

http://www.collegeboard.com/article/0,3868,2-10-0-955,00.html

Author

Collegeboard.com

Audience

Students/Instructors

Date reviewed

5/30/04

Type of material

Informational article

Short Summary

Here are more note taking strategies that include some great time management tips, too!

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a Study Skills class to help student learn how to organize class room material.

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Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5 - 5 being highest

Resource: "How to Get Your Class Notes into Shape"

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date lat updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

40

Total

 Mind Maps - A powerful Approach to note Taking

Title

Mind Maps - A powerful Approach to note Taking

Subject

Study Skills

URL

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm

Author

MindTools.com

Audience

Students/Instructors

Date reviewed

5/30/04

Type of material

Informational

Short Summary

Mind Mapping is a powerful and unconventional approach to note-taking.  This informative website will discuss the advantages of mind maps and how to use them.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a Study Skills class to help student learn how to organize class room material.

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Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5 - 5 being highest

Resource: Mind Maps - A powerful Approach to note Taking

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date lat updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

40

Total

 

 Enhancing Note Taking Skills for Students with Mild Disabilities

Title

Enhancing Note Taking Skills for Students with Mild Disabilities

Subject

Study Skills

URL

http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/writing/notetaking.html 

Author

LD Online

Audience

Student/instructor

Date reviewed

5/30/04

Type of material

Informational

Short Summary

Here is a website devoted to enhancing note-taking skills of students with mild disabilities.  It has some great tips for students and teachers.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a Study Skills class to help students with mild disabilities learn how to organize class room material.

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Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5 - 5 being highest

Resource:  

Enhancing Note Taking Skills for Students with Mild Disabilities

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date lat updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

40

Total

 

 

 

April Resources

 

FOUR PRINCIPLES OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

 

Title FOUR PRINCIPLES OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Subject Student Study Skills
URL http://www.pstcc.edu/facstaff/dking/interpr.htm
Author Donnel King
Audience Adult Learner
Date reviewed 4/30/04
Type of material Instructional Material
Short Summary There are four principles that underlie the workings in real life of interpersonal communication.  They are basic to communication and we canít ignore them.  This website explains these four principles in clear, concise language.
Where/How could this resource be used?
This resource could be used in a college transition or student study skills class as a method to understand both instructors and peers. 

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Criteria checklist:  Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5 - 5 being highest

Resource:   

FOUR PRINCIPLES OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

4

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date lat updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

39

Total

 

DECODING BODY LANGUAGE

Title DECODING BODY LANGUAGE
Subject Student Study Skills
URL http://www.johnmole.com/articles18.htm
Author John Mole
Audience Adult Learners
Type of material Instructional Material
Date reviewed 4/30/04
Short Summary   Knowing how to read body language is a useful communication skill.  So is knowing how to use it.  This short web article will describe the two basic groups of body language postures and how they are used.  Also provided on this site is a link to information on some common North American and European cultural body language conventions.
Where/How could this resource be used?   
This resource could be used in a college transition or student study skills class as a method to understand both instructors and peers. 

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 Criteria checklist:  Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5 - 5 being highest

Resource:  DECODING BODY LANGUAGE

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date lat updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

40

Total

 

BODY LANGUAGE DURING A JOB INTERVIEW

Title BODY LANGUAGE DURING A JOB INTERVIEW
Subject Employment Skills
URL http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Marwijk1.html
Author Frank van Marwijk
Audience Adult Learners
Type of material Instructional material
Date reviewed 4/30/04
Short Summary During a job interview you can show through your words that you know what youíre talking about.  At the same time, your body language can also give information.  Are you self-assured or insecure?  Are your prone to stress or can you handle it well?   Check out this great website for useful information and techniques on how you can use body language to your advantage during a job interview.
Where/How could this resource be used?
This resource could be used in an employment course. Helping students prepare for a job interview.

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Criteria checklist:  Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5 - 5 being highest

Resource:

BODY LANGUAGE DURING A JOB INTERVIEW

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date last updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

40

Total

 

PERCEPTION AND LISTENING

Title PERCEPTION AND LISTENING
Subject Student Study Skills
URL http://novaonline.nv.cc.va.us/eli/spd110td/interper/listen/listening.html
Author Terrence A. Doyle, Ph. D.
Audience Adult Learners
Date reviewed 4/30/04
Type of material Instructional material
Short Summary We all know that listening is a key component to effective communication.  But itís not always as simple as it seems.  Listening is a seven stage process.  Open this homepage to gain assess to links such as "How We Hear" and "Listening Behaviors".
Where/How could this resource be used?
This resource could be used in a study skills class to help improve students' listening skills.

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Criteria checklist:  Rate each resource characteristic 1 -  5 - 5 being highest

Resource:  PERCEPTION AND LISTENING

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date last updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

Easily understandable purpose

40

Total

 

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