Ch 12: NMTA Reading: Promoting Study Skills

About This Chapter

Brush up your understanding of techniques for teaching studying with these videos lessons and quizzes. Learn about graphs and ways to convey data as you prepare for the these types of questions on the NMTA Reading exam.

NMTA Reading: Promoting Study Skills - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to refresh your knowledge of study skills, including information on time management and critical thinking, as you prepare for the NMTA Reading exam. Our videos offer practice that can help you answer exam questions on the following topics:

  • College study skills
  • Motivation and self-regulated learning
  • Teaching critical thinking skills
  • Interpreting scientific graphs and charts
  • Bar and circle graphs

Our engaging, informative lessons and accompanying quizzes are available on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and you can study anytime and anywhere your schedule allows. Every lesson includes a written transcript with key terms and main ideas highlighted. We'll help you keep track of what lessons you've completed and can even recommend other courses that may be helpful.

NMTA Reading: Promoting Study Skills Chapter Objectives

Passing the NMTA Reading exam is a condition for some types of initial teaching licenses in New Mexico. It is required to add a reading endorsement to an existing license. The exam is computer-based and contains 100 multiple-choice questions. It is divided into four subareas, and questions on study skills can be found in the subarea on Developing Reading Comprehension and Promoting Independent Reading. This subarea makes up 27% of the exam's total content.

The quizzes that follow these lessons let you become familiar with answering questions in the format you'll see on the test. Our quizzes also point out areas where you need extra study. If you miss a question, we'll show you a link back to the appropriate part of the video so you can review that information. There is also a chapter exam that let you assess your overall knowledge of the topics before taking the NMTA Reading exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 12: NMTA Reading: Promoting Study Skills
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How to Improve Study Skills

1. How to Improve Study Skills

This lesson will help you better understand how to improve your study skills. It includes certain steps you can take to enhance your study habits, as well as a mnemonic device to help you recall important note-taking skills.

Study Skills for College Success: Activities & Ideas

2. Study Skills for College Success: Activities & Ideas

College students require many skills in order to be successful. In this lesson, you will learn how to help students develop skills in the areas of time management, note taking, and test taking.

What is Time Management? - Definition, Examples & Studies

3. What is Time Management? - Definition, Examples & Studies

There are more options today than ever before for ways to spend our time - or waste it! Read on to learn why and how we can better manage our most scarce resource.

The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning

4. The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning

Do you monitor and evaluate your own learning? Do you alter the way you study based on performance on assessments? If so, you are engaging in self-regulation practices and, by doing so, increasing the likelihood of academic achievement. This lesson will define self-regulation, discuss the cyclical process of self-regulation and explore methods to promote self-regulation in the classroom.

What is Critical Thinking? - Definition, Skills & Meaning

5. What is Critical Thinking? - Definition, Skills & Meaning

Critical thinking is a term that we hear a lot, but many people don't really stop to think about what it means or how to use it. This lesson will tell you exactly what it means and make you realize that the average person largely ignores critical thinking.

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

6. Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is one of the most important habits a student can learn. This lesson helps you figure out what critical thinking skills are and how you can help your students develop them.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

7. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

8. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.

Graphs: Types, Examples & Functions

9. Graphs: Types, Examples & Functions

In this lesson, learn how you can differentiate from the eight most common types of functions and their graphs. Learn the distinct look of each so you can easily distinguish them from each other.

Bar Graph: Definition, Types & Examples

10. Bar Graph: Definition, Types & Examples

A bar graph is a mathematical representation of data. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of a bar graph, including how to recognize the different types of bar graphs. You will also learn how to create bar graphs.

Circle Graph: Definition & Examples

11. Circle Graph: Definition & Examples

A circle graph is a circular chart divided into sections that each represent a percentage of the total. This lesson will define a circle graph and give some examples of types of circle graphs.

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