‘I was in tears’: How to use ‘study skills’ posters in your class
A video of an Australian woman describing the process of making a study skills poster has gone viral on social media.
It’s the story of a young woman who took to social media to share her story about how she got started in the study skills industry.
“I was actually a student at a university, and we were doing a study, and the study was a research paper,” the woman said.
“We didn’t really know what the paper was about, we were just using the internet and all of a sudden we get a call from the professor and she says, ‘Oh you’re a student who’s been doing research, how would you like to be a study paper?’
And I’m like, ‘That sounds really good.
Do I have to do it?'””
And so I went over and did it and I thought, ‘Okay, that’s a good idea.'”
After that, she started doing a lot of research and her studies went up.
And, as the woman explained, it was not the end of the story.
“And I was like, well, that was the first time that I really felt like I was able to express myself as a woman, that I was allowed to speak my mind, that my voice was heard and that I wasn’t afraid to say what I felt and that my opinions were not only heard but respected.”
The woman said her research experience led to a PhD and a job as a clinical psychologist.
“It was a really good experience, I got a job that I loved, that paid well, I had a great salary, I also had a really strong family,” she said.
And while the woman says her experiences were not unique to her experience, she says the way she used the “study skills” poster to get her students to understand how she did her research helped her achieve her PhD.
“When I was doing research in the past, I was kind of doing it as a joke,” she explained.
“There’s no real value in the research.
But with ‘study’ skills, there’s value in showing people what you’re doing.
And so that made me feel like I had an identity, that there’s some value to that.”
While many of the people who use the posters on their own will likely not be the person that the poster is aimed at, the woman hopes that by sharing her story, it will help other women and girls to feel empowered.
“What I’m hoping is that people, women and people of colour, they can see that if you can see yourself as a female, as a person who wants to make a difference, you can make a change,” she continued.
“That’s something that women, particularly women of colour and people with disabilities, need to hear.”