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diagnostic check midway through a chapter to validate and reinforce to yourself that you really are
learning, that much of what you need to know is already in place. SELF-CHECKING allows you to tell
yourself you're doing fine, to give yourself a pat on the back.
It is also a quick reminder to go back and pick up anything you missed along the way. The better a
student you become, the more you will self-check automatically. You will know that before you move
forward you need to pause and check your location. You pause to pay attention to certain areas of the
text you might ordinarily skip. Remember what we said earlier about ways of learning you avoid? Your
natural learning style tends to skip what it considers unpleasant. SELF-CHECKING cues your brain
about possible gaps that may exist and gives you time to fill those gaps with new learning.
In this Study Guide, your SELF-CHECKING
opportunity takes the form of The Challenge.
You are encouraged to review your Study Guide
before completing The Challenge. The
questions represent the most basic ideas in the
chapter. You should expect yourself to get at
least 80% of these answers correct before you
continue on with your work in the rest of the
Study Guide. If you find The Challenge
questions too difficult, take time to return to
your textbook and your SmartNotes and re-learn
the material. You may also wish to review with
someone else or approach your teacher for extra
help and suggestions.
How do you know exactly which answers you
have correct? Following every Challenge is a Memory Box, a self-monitoring activity designed to
provide you with immediate feedback about your progress. Study the sample on the previous page.
First you use the page references to look up the answers in your textbook. Then check "got it" for all
correct answers and "not yet" for all incorrect ones. Next, using the Know Chart, record the correct
answers in the I Know column. Correct the incorrect answers and record the corrected response in
the I Need to Study column. In this way, you can monitor your progress and clearly determine what
you need to study to become more successful.
MINDFRAME 5: APPLYING
Here is your long-awaited chance to put your
knowledge into action. Many of the finest
students feel at their best when they are actually
doing something. After all, you have the goal of
being a skin care specialist because you sense a
personal talent for doing creative work with
clients and their skin care needs. There are
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