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1 Chapter 3 Essential Study Skills by Wong Your life will have less stress and be more rewarding. You will have greater self-confidence and self-esteem. Yes, all that can really happen when you becomeyour own time manager.
2 Goals of Time Management Strive for BalanceCreate strong patterns in your scheduleInclude time for your goalsEstablish good health habits
3 Goals of Time Management Strive for BalanceUse the Pie of Life chart to see how well you are balancing the 3 areas of your lifeSchoolWorkLeisureUse the increase-decrease method
4 Goals of Time Management Create strong patterns in your scheduleWakeup and go to sleep at the same time on each dayPlan for your peak-energy times
5 Goals of Time Management Establish good health habitsYour brain is part of your bodyTake care of your body and your brain will take care of youPlan meals that will help you with your schedule
6 Goals of Time Management Set time aside on Sunday to create the weeks time management schedule
7 Creating a Weekly Time-Management Schedule Include your fixed activitiesInclude fixed study times for each classAdd several flexible study blocksAdd time for specific goals and other responsibilitiesInclude leisure, social time etc.
8 Creating a Weekly Time-Management Schedule Things to Consider Alert times of the dayStudy the hardest subject early in the dayStudy right before class if the class is a discussion groupStudy right after class if it is heavy in lecture i.e. Math class
9 Creating a Weekly Time-Management Schedule Things to Consider Plan to study 1 subject for about 50 minutes and take a 10 minute breakTry to have at least 1 study block every day for each subject(this includes weekends)this is called Distributed Practice
11 Distributed PracticeAllows you time for things to be considered. This helps you to build a basic background and gives you the opportunity to explore the subject in ways you would not have time for if you just quickly learned it. It gives you the means to strengthen your short- term memory which will help your long-term memory to retrieve it.
12 Creating a Weekly Time-Management Schedule Include your fixed activitiesFixed activities are your responsibilities that do not change from week to week.Examples:Class time, work, meals and sleep, etc.
13 Creating a Weekly Time-Management Schedule Include fixed study times for each classTime on task means that you should spend the appropriate time on studying that it takes i.e. 2:1 ratio. For every hour you are in class you should spend 2 studying for it. If you do not use the 2:1 you should have a good, clearly justified reason why you are not!
14 Creating a Weekly Time-Management Schedule Add several flexible study blocksThese are used as safety netsUse this time to cover the under estimated time of a subject
15 Creating a Weekly Time-Management Schedule Add time for specific goals and other responsibilitiesThis is time in your schedule that is there for youThe time set aside for other goals beyond classes that you want to complete.
16 Creating a Weekly Time-Management Schedule Include leisure, social time etc.It is important to have some time off from schoolIt is the time to give your mind a restInclude time to call family and visit with friends
18 Other ways to Time Manage Inform others of your plansTrade timesUse a daily plannerGo back to Term-long CalendarSeek SolutionsMap out your “Self-learning”
19 Other ways to Time Manage Inform other of your plansTell your friends (roommate) and family what your schedule isPost your schedule so that people can know what you are doing at an given timeAsk your friends and family to help you to keep to the schedule and save less important discussions to a time that fits your available time
20 Other ways to Time Manage Trade timesSome days might not fit your schedule perfectly so adjust by trading times in your schedule to fit the change on that dayExample: Your roommate really wants to talk to you about an event that happened to them. You have a time slot for later that evening for social time but it is now your study time.
21 Other ways to Time Manage Use a daily plannerIn your planner make a To-Do list for the next day.This will give you better ideas of how to use the flex time in your schedule
22 Other ways to Time Manage Go back to Term-long CalendarGo through your planner to see what is coming up soonSchedule projects into your up coming week scheduleRemember to update your planner constantlyHint: Sunday is a good time to plan for the week
23 Other ways to Time Manage Seek SolutionsAsk others how they manage their time.Ask for feedback on how your time management is effecting others.Remember time management is a goal you set, follow the goal setting skills you have learnedVisualize your time managementLook to the environment for helpMonitor your progress (is this plan accomplishing what it needs to)Record your actionsRevise your plan (update your planned weekly schedule)Take responsibility (avoid procrastinating on tasks)Tell yourself (task master & reward giver)
24 Other ways to Time Manage Map out your “Self-learning”DailyScheduleWeeklyplanLong-termGoals