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Managing Time for Academic Success

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Beth Friedman

on 5 November 2014

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Transcript of Managing Time for Academic Success

Time Management for Academic Success
Physical Exercise = Cognitive Candy
Exercise increases blood flow volume in the dentate gyrus, a vital part of the hippocampus, which is deeply involved in memory formation, cognition, and turning short term memory into long term memory.
Exercise stimulates BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor), a powerful growth factor in the brain, which renders neurons more willing to connect to one another
Sleep Loss = Brain Drain
Attention
Mood
Executive functioning
Working memory
Quantitative skills
Logical reasoning ability
General math knowledge
PERFORMANCE
26 minute nap improved NASA

pilots' performance by
34%
PROBLEM SOLVING
Students with 8 hours of sleep outperformed students with no sleep
3:1
MEMORY
Interruption of sleep disrupts the learning cycle
Stress Harms Learning
Math
Language processing
Memory
Ability to generalize
Concentration
Executive Functioning
PERFECT STORM
A great deal is expected of you

You have a feeling of little or no control over the outcome
Studies have found a relationship between what we eat and how we perform on important thinking and memory tasks.
WHAT WE PUT IN OUR MOUTHS : HOW WE PERFORM
Strive for a well balanced diet full of a wide variety of healthy, wholesome foods.
SPACED, REPETITIVE EXPOSURES
Preview
Review
Study
Scheduled before lecture

Creates placeholders
Scheduled within 24 hours following lecture

Emphasis on understanding the material through engaged learning
Scheduled several days following previous exposure

Emphasis on retrieval, problem solving, flexibility
HIERARCHICAL APPROACH
The way to make long-term memory more reliable is to incorporate new information gradually and repeat it in timed intervals.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT: Study and test taking strategies

STUDENT COUNSELING: Stress management, mental health support

STUDENT LIFE/FITNESS AND RECREATION: Community involvement, Exercise facilities and programming
RFUMS RESOURCES
SCHEDULING
Beth Friedman
Academic Support Specialist
elizabeth.friedman@rosalindfranklin.edu
847.578.3205
L.666
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