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8 is Great Time Management Plan 3 Step Study Plan Diane Majewski, Ed.D. Slay 154 firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning Attention Processing Memory Trouble with attention, processing, and memory results in ANXIETY! A time management plan improves attention, processing, and memory and reduces PROCRASTINATION!
Why is 8 so Great? WORK for 8 hours Class, independent study time, tutoring, study groups, meeting with instructors, planning PLAY for 8 hours Exercise, TV, games, social activities, meetings, meals, shopping, daily living activities SLEEP for 8 hours 11 pm – 7 am or Midnight – 8am or 1am – 9am 8 x 3 = 24 hours or 1 day Rule of 8 establishes balance which improves attention, processing, and memory, and reduces anxiety and procrastination.
When to Work, Play, Sleep? The Plan of Action Use a weekly calendar to define 8’s Establish a routine for work, play and sleep Be flexible and ready for unexpected events Let’s practice using sample calendar *BEST Planner to buy: Staples ACADEMIC weekly/monthly planner for $17.99
Building a Time Management Plan Put a box around class times Record class name and assignment from the syllabus in that box Draw a vertical line through play, and sleep times (Define play activities) Circle time left. Circled time is study time. Up next, the 3-Step Study Plan
3 Step Study Plan What to do during Study Time??? Step 1: Pre-Class Study Activities Step 2: In-Class Study Activities Step 3: Post-Class Study Activities Struggle with attention, processing, and memory? Step 1 is key to success!
Step 1: Pre-Class Study Activities Study activities to do BEFORE going to class Engage in purposeful reading No reading left to right (boring)! Instead, create chapter outline by…… Answering summary questions at the end of the chapter first Defining bold face terms
Step 2: In-Class Study Activities Study activities to do IN class during lecture Engage in purposeful listening Sit in the first three rows Stop trying to write down everything the professor says Use the LiveScribe pen to take notes
Step 3: Post-Class Study Activities Study activities to do AFTER class lecture Generate chapter study guides by…… Merging the information from chapter outline with the information from the lecture Conduct this merge using a study guide format that supports your learning style Identify what information from the book is in the lecture (likely to be test questions) Transcribe LiveScribe notes to Word document Chunk information in groups of 7-9 bits Maintain a vocabulary journal (www.dictionary.com) Use color
Let’s Reflect…… Plan of Action (POA) Do you have a POA? Is your POA easy to follow? Are you practicing the Rule of 8? Are you completing at least one study step every day for every class? Answer YES for academic success!