Drake Medox College instructors have taken their own fair share of exams over the years, and have a lot of experience marking quizzes and exams. In this blog, they are happy to share their favourite study and test taking tips and strategies with you!
TEST PREPARATION TIPS:
Have you ever been in a situation when you felt no-one was listening to you?
Have you ever been in a situation when you realized you had not been listening to someone speaking to you?
Most of us can say “Yes” to each of these questions!
THE ‘KEY’ OR ‘SOLUTION’ to overcome these challenges is ACTIVE LISTENING.
WHAT IS ACTIVE LISTENING?
“Active” is the opposite of “passive.” To be a good listener we must keep our minds ACTIVELY ENGAGED in what we are hearing.
To do this, not only focus is needed, but also practical strategies which keep our mind active.
3 IMPORTANT ACTIVE LISTENING STRATEGIES?
“Be the change you want to see in the world”
In my early twenties, I stumbled into the world of support work. It was a very different experience from my previous serving job where I would work into the early hours of the morning, with sore feet and a migraine, not looking forward to my next shift.
I found great joy in being a Community Support Worker. I worked with variety of clients: young children with behavioural disorders, young adults with special needs, seniors with Alzheimer’s, etc. I enjoyed the challenge of adapting to each client’s specific needs and daily routines and the range of experience it gave me.
I’ll never forget my favourite client; he was a young adult with Down syndrome. He was homeschooled at a grade 12 level and had unbelievable will power, discipline and a goal in mind: he wanted to attend post-secondary. All his life, he was bullied by his peers and told he could never achieve his goals.