TIME MANAGEMENT. TIME AND INFORMATION Time = Limited period or interval as between two successive events. -Random House Dictionary Communication technology.
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TIME AND INFORMATION Time = Limited period or interval as between two successive events. -Random House Dictionary Communication technology is radically changing the speed, direction, and amount of information flow, even if it alters work roles all across organizations. As a case in point,the number of secretaries is down 521,000 just since 1987 - Rich Tetzeli, “Surviving Information Overload” Fortune, July 11, 1994. There has been more information produced in the last 30 years than during the previous 5,000.
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How to take notes What are the problems with lecture? Lecture not best way to teach Problems: Short attention span (may be only 15 minutes). Teacher dominates. Most info is forgotten “Stenographer” role interferes with thinking, understanding, learning. How soon do we forget? What is the solution? Answer: Active listening, really understanding during lecture. Aims- Forgetting curves critical period: over half of lecture forgotten in 24hrs - Immediate understanding - Longer attention - Better retention - Notes for study later
What to do during? DURING: Write main ideas & some detail. No stems. What clues does Prof.. give about what’s most important? Ask. Ask other questions. What do to before? BEFORE: Always prepare AFTER: - Review - Recall - Recite Leave blank column about 2 1/2” on left of page. Use only front side of paper. What to do after? Left column for key recall words, “tags”. Cover right side & recite what tags mean. Review/Recall/Recite. - Read: Readings parallel lectures & make them meaningful. - Warm up: Review last lecture notes & readings right before class
Lecture system 4 On spot learning 4 attention longer 4 retention better 4 notes for exams 4 BEFORE - PREPARE –Readings –Warm up 4 DURING - RIGHT KIND OF NOTES –Listen/ Write main Ideas (Some detail) –Split-page layout 4 AFTER - R/R/R –recall columns & Write –review –recite Lots of info What to do!? They talk Auto steno zzzz dead end ACTIVE LISTENING Why: How: 3-phase system TIME Your forgetting begins now! Adapted from 1997 Wadsworth Company/ ITP
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