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1Study groups, concentration, study breaks, rewards TIME MANAGEMENT 2Study groups,concentration,study breaks,rewards
2The Study GroupHow many times have you wondered what the teacher said or what the book meant by a particular comment or paragraph?Do you ask others what theirinterpretation is?While this may not be a common experience now, it can be at the college level.
3The Study GroupHere are several suggestions that you can use to help form a study groupIf you can, study with someone who is just a little better in the subject that yourselfif your study partner is too good, you won’t be helped and your partner might feel taken advantage ofif you are of the same ability, you aren’t improving the quality of your study time
4Study Group Techniques One of the common techniques is to divide up the study questions ahead of time. Each person should have a general understanding of all the questions and an in-depth understanding of the questions they were given or selected. Each person should thoroughly learn his/her selection before the study group gets together.
5The Study Group When the study group meets, each person should present his/her answers in-depth.Some study groups havetyped copies of the answersavailable for each memberof the group.
6Concentration TipsHow long can you read hard material before losing concentration?need to learn this about yourselfConcentration time will varyas you become a better studentas the pressures of your daily life change
7Concentration TipsPerhaps there are not a lot of time conflicts in your studies now. However, there will be soon.By practicing timemanagement now,conflicts will not overwhelmyou later.
8Time Management In some cases, you may need to seek outside help parentfriendtutora different text
9Concentration TipsYou have to learn the material that is covered by the course description or risk being behind next yearEvery core subject you now take is a building block for later subjectsYou need to approach them all as important
10Break Time What if you can’t concentrate? Then it is probably time to take a breaka working schedule will include timed breaksDuring the first couple of weeks working with your time management plan, you will need to determine how long you can concentrate
11Break TimeThe best way to do this is to keep a journal of your study time. Track the subject, the assignment, and the level of difficulty.Write down your starting time and the time your concentration begins to drift.For large tasks, write down how long your break was, especially if you were unable to restart the task in the scheduled study period.
12Break TimeSooner or later, you will probably experience a task that is either too hard or boring. Both of these problems need to be overcome. Tasks that seem boring may make ideal warm ups for your hard tasks.
13Break TimeBut what if the thought “I can’t do this” won’t go away. How do you tackle a hard task?
14Break Time This is actually a break in concentration. You can break the task into smaller partsdetermine if there is missing informationRegardless, set aside the assignment and take a breakmove to another assignmentget up and walk aroundtalk to someone else
15Break TimeWhen you return, try to think of a different approach to the assignmentfor a reading assignmentstart at a different place from where your concentration driftedfor a packetgo to a different part and restart therefor a writing assignmentgo to a different part of your outline and write those paragraphs then cut and paste all paragraphs together according to your outline
16The RewardEveryone likes to be rewarded a job well done. What about when you are the only one who knows or appreciates that the task you scheduled is done? Well, that means you have to reward yourself!
17The RewardThis works in two ways to help us with our studying. First, by rewarding ourselves we feel better. Second, it gives us incentive to get the job done so we can have the reward.
18The Reward It is important to set aside rewards until the task is done When doing difficult assignments, break the work upinto a series or tasks which can each be rewardedsimple rewardsa phone call to a friendan ice cream conebigger rewardsa moviea new outfitInvolve parents or others for the largest rewards, but you should schedule your own rewards as well
19The CalendarAn example of a time management calendar is included in this manual.Each of you will have a different method and will vary the actual times to your own strengths and needs.
20The CalendarOne of the first rules of a good time management calendar is to have it with you. Perhaps the easiest way to do this is to keep it in your three-ring binder.
21The Calendar Schedule everything on one calendar birthdaysholidaysimportant assignmentsFor personal items use the same calendar with a code for the event or task so only you will know what it isfor example: you could use “mt” to represent a mall trip or “sd” to mean a special date
22The CalendarIt is important to create a calendar that reflects all of your time constraints. As your scheduling ability increases, youshould notice a freeing up of time and a lack of last minute rushing or pressure.