Presentation on theme: "5th year Study Skills: THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM?? Mr Foster Coláiste Choilm C.B.S. Swords."— Presentation transcript:
5th year Study Skills: THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM?? Mr Foster Coláiste Choilm C.B.S. Swords
Agenda 1. What is Study 2. Planning 3. Time Management: Golden Rule 4. Time Management Strategies 5. Time Management: per week 6. Time Management: per day 7. Procrastination
Studying: a Goal Oriented Process Before you start walking, you must choose where it is you want to go…. What do YOU want to achieve in the next 2 years? How do I set goals SPECIFIC MEASUREABLE ACTIVE REALISTIC TIME FRAME
SMART GOALS 1 Specific The goal should refer to an event. It should have a quantity of work attached I shall do all the Question 2s in Maths Measurable It should be possible to see how far you have got with your goal. I have half of the Question 2s done When you reach the target, reward yourself with doing something you enjoy Action Orientated A target should be an action statement:- something that you will do By Friday I will have a chapter in Science finished
SMART GOALS 2 Realistic The goal should be doable. If not, you will feel unmotivated and become discouraged Time Limited The plan should have a time limit. Generally plans should have a short time limit. By breaking up topics in to weeks, you will find it easier to learn material. Working smarter, rather than harder is the key to success.
Activity Outline the 3 goals you want to achieve by: Christmas Summer By end of 6th year Check to see if these goals are what SMART
Time Management THE GOLDEN RULE: YOU CONTROL THE SITUATION, THE SITUATION DOES NOT CONTROL YOU
Time Management Strategies People have different demands on their time. To fit everything in things must be scheduled in advance Weekly Basis Daily To Do list
Weekly Schedule Plan your week at a regular time each week Include all commitments: Social Time Job Meals Training etc STUDY
Time Plan per day 2½- 3 hours (includes homework) 6 x 30 minute blocks….25 minute work, 5 minute break…..OR 3 x 1 hour block with 10 minute break
OFF READING WRITING AND ANDMAKINGNOTES RECALL READING WRITING AND ANDMAKINGNOTES RECALL REWARD OFF WHAT AN HOURS STUDY SHOULD LOOK LIKE
Tips for Study Work Dont just read – summarise your notes - be active Dont just read – summarise your notes - be active Skim a text and make brief notes for final revision Skim a text and make brief notes for final revision Revise related topics together (even if not in the same subject) Revise related topics together (even if not in the same subject) Dont forget other pursuits Dont forget other pursuits Always allow for rest, relaxation and enjoyment Always allow for rest, relaxation and enjoyment
BIG PROBLEM!! Students can suffer from Students can suffer from PROCRASTINATION PROCRASTINATION Put Things off…again, again, and again Put Things off…again, again, and again 1.Identify a specific task you are putting off that you need to do 1.Identify a specific task you are putting off that you need to do 2.Why are you putting it off? 2.Why are you putting it off? 3.What or who supports you in putting this task off 3.What or who supports you in putting this task off 4.How will you change the components that support this procrastination? 4.How will you change the components that support this procrastination?
Activity How to evaluate 5th year: How to evaluate 5th year: What am I bringing into 6th year? What have I done that will make MY life in 6th year easier?
For Session 2 Textbook reading Textbook reading Mind Maps Mind Maps Exam Tips Exam Tips How to Read an Exam Question How to Read an Exam Question How to Answer an Exam Question How to Answer an Exam Question Your Study Plans…. Your Study Plans…. Stress Management Stress Management