How do you spend your time? Identify time robbers Remaining hours are hours that could used to schedule study time
Easy Class = 2 hours of study per every hour in class Average Class = 3 hours of study per every hour in class Difficult Class = 4 hours of study per every hour in class Quality can be more important than quality!
You can use a planner, poster board, or 3x5 cards Allow spaces for each ½ hour or hour First, put in the necessities: class, work, meals, etc. Next, put in blocks of study time
Dont be a perfectionist Learn to say NO Learn to prioritize Use a to do list
Daily Review (15-20 minutes) Biweekly Reviews (45 minutes-1hour) Major Reviews (1-2 hours, 2 days in a row before quizzes, 5 days in a row before exams)
Causes of Procrastination Lack of Relevance Acceptance of anothers goals Perfectionism Fear of the unknown Inability to handle the task Overcoming Procrastination Make honest decisions about your work Understand what is necessary to accomplish a task within a given time frame Visualize steps in completing a task and devote time to each part as appropriate BE REALISTIC!
Read Ahead Think of college as a Mon through Fri 9-5 job Use a schedule Study during you prime time Do homework for your most difficult course first Study during breaks
Reward yourself at the end of each task Form a study group Get enough sleep Think about long term goals and monetary rewards Conduct informational interviews
Divide task into small steps Distribute study blocks Reward yourself and take breaks Monitor your progress Set reasonable expectations
Find a good place to study Dont give in to temptations Keep a to do list
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