Companion to my Youtube video series on study strategies.
This handbook in no way exhausts the different ways elaboration, distinctiveness, and making connections can be used to study and to learn. These are all examples of strategies in action from my own classroom.
Elaboration strategies can take many forms, but is always involves going DEEPER and uncovering MORE information about facts, words, ideas, skills, concepts, or texts.
Distinctiveness strategies help students strive to make clear contrasts between facts, words, ideas, skills, concepts, or texts.
Making Connections strategies assist students in connecting new facts, words, ideas, skills, concepts, and texts to background knowledge or to other learning.