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Managing Time for Academic Success
Transcript of Managing Time 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
Logical reasoning ability
General math knowledge
26 minute nap improved NASA
pilots' performance by
Students with 8 hours of sleep outperformed students with no sleep
Interruption of sleep disrupts the learning cycle
Stress Harms Learning
Ability to generalize
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
Scheduled before lecture
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
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
Academic Support Specialist