WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STUDY TIME Study difficult (or less interesting) subjects first Know your optimum study times Use waiting times Use a regular study area Study where you’ll be alert
WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STUDY TIME Use the North Hall Library Coordinate study times with your family or roommates Avoid the phone, use an answering machine Learn to say NO Use a Do Not Disturb Sign
WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STUDY TIME Take notice how others waste your time Avoid noise distractions Ask whether or not you’re prioritizing things Ask whether or not you’re being to hard on yourself
WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STUDY TIME Identify time wasters Be willing to make compromises
WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STUDY TIME Break goals down into simple tasks Dispel your current notion time management and to-do-lists people Try doing less - make a don’t do list Eliminate worthless activities Slow down Schedule down times
STRATEGIES FOR FORMULATING YOUR TIME SCHEDULES Allow for Flexibility Devise a plan that works for you - Be Realistic Avoid Scheduling Marathon study sessions Set clear start and stop times Plan for the unplanned
STUDY WHEN ??? Plan two study hours for every hour you spend in class Study difficult (or less interesting) subjects first Be aware of your best time of day Use waiting time Use a regular study area
Where to Study?? Choose a place that minimizes visual and auditory distractions. Use the library or empty classrooms. Get out of a noisy room. Don't get too comfortable. Find a better place when productivity begins to fall.