Short Questions and Answers of Study Skills

What are Mnemonics?
Mnemonics is a device or procedure used to improve memory. In Mnemonics Acronyms and Acrostics are used.

Define Brainstorming?
Brainstorming is a technique used to collect different ideas. A group of peoples think on a problem and each member contribute his idea.

What is active learning?
Active learning is a teaching approach in which students involve themselves in activities like reading, discussion, writing and problem solving etc.

What is SQ3R?
SQ3R is a reading method and stands for survey, question, read, recite and review.

What are the most important dictionary skills?
The most important dictionary skills are alphabetically arrangement of words, guide words and dictionary entry reading.



What is importance of cohesion in text?
Cohesion in text is important because it holds the text together and gives it meaning.

What is superscription?
Superscription is a title, address or name on letter etc. it is an act of superscripting.

What is importance of outline in essay writing?
Outline in essay writing helps to focus thought, arrange contents, identify weak arguments and saves time.

What kind of gestures can make your presentation more sound?
Lively and distinct gestures, suit the action to the words and smooth well timed gestures can make your presentation more sound.

What is thesis statement in paragraph writing?
Thesis statement in paragraph writing is the main idea, opinion or judgment that presented in the paragraph. It may be presented in initial, middle or final sentence.

What is descriptive writing?
Descriptive writing is a wordily picture of place, person and an event or that gives the sense of sight, smell, taste, touch and sound etc.


Name some sources of note-taking?
Books, lectures, discussions, magazines, websites and newspapers are the sources of note-taking.

Name some learning techniques?
Reading, note taking, summarizing, using mnemonic devices, high lighting and under lining key points are the major learning techniques.

Internet is good source of knowledge but books are more reliable. Agree or not?
I agree that internet is good and easy source of knowledge but not reliable and books are more reliable.

Define proof-reading, revising and drafting?
Drafting is the composition of idea in sentences or a paragraph, revising is elimination of errors in that draft and proof-reading is the final action to eliminate the grammatical and spelling errors.

Write three qualities of good listener?
A good listener makes eye contact, pays attention, do not assume anything and focus on subject.

How can you differentiate between ‘inflection’ and ‘etymology’ in dictionary skills?
Inflection’ is rise and fall of sound or change in pitch and tone. ‘Etymology’ is the study of origin and historical development of a word.


What does PAL stand for?
PAL stand for “Peer Association of Learning”. It is one association in which peer students discuss and share notes etc.

What is Thesis statement?
Thesis statement is a statement of problem, opinion or judgment etc.

What does ‘prediction’ mean?
Prediction is a statement in which forecast the solution of problem, an idea or theory.

What is coherence of text?
Coherence of text is logical connection between words, sentences and paragraphs that text becomes integrated whole. The use of transition words, pronouns, repetitive structures and contrast makes the text coherent.

Define the Dewey Decimal classification.
Melville Dewey classified the library’s books into ten divisions from 0 to 9. Literature at number 8 and history at number 9 etc.

Define skimming.
Skimming is quickly reading to get an overall idea of the content or general idea.

State the signs of discomfort universally experience while giving a stage presentation?
Signs of panic and anxiety are universally experience while giving a stage presentation.


Define ‘Semantic Markers’.
Semantic Markers are word used for sudden change of direction like however, therefore, although and moreover etc.

What is ‘Rote memory’?
Rote memory means the act of memorizing by repetition.

Define foot notes?
A note printed below the text on the page and gives explanation of term, myth, event and allusion that used in the text are called foot notes.

Define “Acronyms”.
Acronyms are word formed by the initial letter of each word of a phrase and pronounced as a word like NADRA, UNESCO etc.

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