"A.S.P.I.R.E." a study system

A: Approach/attitude/arrange

Approach your studies with a positive attitude
Arrange your schedule to eliminate distractions

S: Select/survey/study!

Select a reasonable chunk of material to study
Survey the headings, graphics, pre- and post questions
to get an overview
Study marking any information you don’t understand

P: Put aside/piece together:

Put aside your books and notes
Piece together what you've studied, either alone, with a study pal or group, and summarize what you understand.

I: Inspect/Investigate/inquire/:

Inspect what you did not understand.
Investigate alternative sources of information you can refer to:
other text books, websites, experts, tutors, etc.
Inquire from support professionals (academic support, librarians, tutors, teachers, experts,) for assistance

R: Reconsider/reflect/relay

Reconsider the content:
If I could speak to the author, what questions would I ask or what criticism would I offer?
Reflect on the material:
How can I apply this material to what I am interested in?
Relay understanding:
How would I make this information interesting and understandable to other students?

E: Evaluate/examine/explore:

Evaluate your grades on tests and tasks
look for a pattern
Examine your process
toward improving it
Explore options
with a teacher, support professional, tutor, etc.

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