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Time Management/Study Skills PAC Presentation

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Lindsey Weber

on 4 October 2012

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Transcript of Time Management/Study Skills PAC Presentation

(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr copy paste branches if you need more.... STUDYING Time Management You go to WPI... YOU ARE SMART
What do you want to do when you graduate?
What do you need to do to get there?
Why do you want to do that?
Set goals, Manage your time, Succeed! You go to WPI... YOU ARE SMART
What do you want to do when you graduate?
What do you need to do to get there?
Why do you want to do that?
Set goals, Manage your time, Succeed! SMART goals for you!
Take a couple of minutes to think about some smart goals for you for this year. Why is time management important?
It saves time...
Gets you organized
Eliminates Cramming
Reduces Anxiety
Creates Balance
Prevents Procrastination
Gets you to your goal Why we procrastinate?
Fear of failure
Difficulty concentrating
Waiting to get motivated
Don't like what we are doing Procrastination Cures
Recognize your problems
Eliminate distractions
Set realistic goals and
Take task and split the time you do it in
Do most difficult task first during the day
Learn to say "No"
Get help from others Other Time Management tips
Create to-do lists
Organize your space
Know your sleep pattern
Eat well balanced meals
Double your estimates at how long an assignment will take Plan your day using a
CALENDAR Making a Calendar Tips
Use an online or
written calendar
Fill in your courses
At least 2 hours study time per course daily
Block out breakfast, lunch, & dinner
Fill in extracurricular activities/ work/ meetings/ personal time/ breaks HOW? WHEN? WHERE? REMEMBER! 7 7 3 4 20 11 49 Seven-Week Terms Weeks Until Days Finals Until days days NOW!! NOW!! NOW!! NOW!! 24 8 PAC TIPS! Prioritize your tasks!
Study DIFFICULT subjects first
Find YOUR best time to study
Use time BETWEEN classes
Start your homework EARLY!
Ask for Help SOON! M*A*S*H
Writing Center
Office Hours
PACs ? ? ? PAC TIPS! Find a REGULAR study area
Study where you will be ALERT
Avoid NOISE distractions PAC TIPS! Learn ACTIVELY
DO the readings
Go to lectures AND conferences
Develop LISTENING and NOTE-TAKING skills
Real learning comes from making MISTAKES
What will you be doing
step by step? Measureable
How will you know you've
reached your goal? Achievable
Is it humanely possible? Realistic
Could it be real life for you? Timely
When, or by what time & date? Midterms left starts Week Homework The last thing you want is wait
minute Nothing is harder than the starting point:
Form a group
Sign up for a tutor appointment
Put yourself in help sessions' classrooms Help Sessions

Common misunderstanding:

"The help sessions are for people who have bad grades." Lectures How to take advantage of them Research Listen Take Clear notes Ask
Questions Avoid
Distractions Exams and Tests How to approach them correctly Ideas Start studying early Ask for help Avoid distraction Go over exercises you have already done Re-do quizzes Ask the professor for
study sources PRACTICE!!!!
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