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The Study Cycle + Time Management

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1.) MAKE A PLAN
3.) MAXIMIZE STUDY TIME
3.) MAXIMIZE STUDY TIME
1.) MAKE A PLAN
2.) MAXIMIZE CLASS TIME:
Make the most of your time spent in class!
The Study Cycle +
Time Management:
Avoid Studying in Circles

References:
3.) MAXIMIZE STUDY TIME
V.) Assess your knowledge
How well have you mastered the material?
Are you ready to be tested on the material?
Study Workshop:
How do I study?
When do I study?
What do I use to study?
How do I get all of my work done?
How do I stay on track in my courses?
The Study Cycle & Time Management!
What is the Study Cycle?
Study Strategy to:
Increase retention
Expand depth of knowledge
Avoid late night cramming
Feel confident in knowledge
Study efficiently/effectively
When to study
How to study
What skills to aid studying
What is Time Management?
Prioritize tasks to maximize productivity
Life skill used in career and personal life
Must juggle class, homework, studying, work, friends, student organizations...
How do you manage it all??
MANAGE YOUR TIME!
Plan a schedule
Follow it!
Update it frequently!
Study Cycle & Time Management
Need both to be successful!!
3 simple steps to achieve both:
1.) Make a plan
2.) Maximize class time
Preview, Attend, Review
3.) Maximize study time
Study, Assess
BE SUCCESSFUL!
LOOK AT THIS PLAN FREQUENTLY!
Create a schedule
Include:

class times, extracurricular obligations, study time, assignment due dates, work time, etc.
Plan to complete assignments ahead of time
Make "To-Do" lists
Helps to see exactly what you need to do
Rank tasks in order of importance
Reward yourself for completing tasks
Divide and conquer lengthy and difficult assignments
Plan to complete assignments in small increments (just like you would study!)
Keep a planner
Write down important dates from your syllabus
Write down assignments/exams when announced
Include all planned activities, study sessions, and schedule free time
Color code different classes or activities
Look at it frequently and keep it updated
Set reminders
Set reminders with alarms
Use post-it notes to highlight important tasks and/or jot down quick reminders
I.) PREPARE FOR CLASS
!
Read over materials covered before lecture
Review material from the previous lecture
Jot down questions to ask in class
Utilize other resources to prepare
Google, YouTube, Khan Academy...
II.) ATTEND ALL CLASSES
!
Best way to spend your time
Already in your schedule
2.) MAXIMIZE CLASS TIME:
What to do during class
:
Engage with the material
Ask questions before/during/after
Take meaningful notes
Jot down questions during class
What you will gain
:
Resolve issues through appropriate questions
Leave class with a better understanding
Spend less times studying outside of class
2.) MAXIMIZE CLASS TIME
What to do after class
:
Review material while it's still fresh
Read over notes from class
Organize and Rewrite/Type notes
Read about material in the textbook
Complete practice problems
Answer questions written down in class
Attend office hours to ask questions
Attend tutoring/SI
What you will gain
:
Fill gaps in information from class
Reinforce what you have learned
Spend less time studying for exams
MORE FREE TIME!!
How to study?
When to study?
Daily and on weekends!
Time of the day when you can focus and engage with the material best
Minimal distractions
Not when your friends prefer to study
Remember:
BEST FOR YOU
!
What study skills to use:
WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU!
Lots of study skills!
Examples of Active Study Strategies:
Note Review
Read through notes and find the corresponding topic in the text
Divide and Conquer
Break lengthy assignments into small parts, completing a part each day until it is due
Flashcards/Concept Cards
Use index cards to quiz yourself on class material
3.) MAXIMIZE STUDY TIME
Examples of Study Strategies (continued):
Self-Made Worksheet
Include important information from notes and lecture
Use different types of questions:
Matching, true and false, multiple choice, short answer, fill-in the blank, extended response
Timelines
Organize material based on order or date
Diagrams
Draw diagrams of steps or create a Venn Diagram to compare two concepts
Summary Papers
Write a paragraph summary of the material.
What to do after studying:
Complete homework without using your notes or textbook
Quiz yourself with flashcards or an incomplete outline
Take a practice exam
Get a classmate to quiz you on the material
IV.) Study
III.) Review
IV.) Study (continued)
http://stem.nku.edu/content/dam/stem/docs/TheStudyCycle.pdf
Jacobs, L. F., & Hyman, J. S.(2010). The secrets of college success: Over 600 tips & tricks revealed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
http://cas.lsu.edu/incorporating-study-cycle-instruction
3.) MAXIMIZE STUDY TIME

Matrix
Organize material using different categories
YouTube Videos
Watch YouTube videos on the related material
Incomplete Outlines
Make an outline using your notes by organizing material under sections and main points
Quiz yourself by reviewing the outline and rewriting it without using your notes
Create a Study Group
Meet with classmates to review
Complete a practice test/practice problem together and discuss any questions or differences in information
Hopper, Carolyn. Practice College Learning Strategies, 3rd Edition.
Sadler 1022, t. (817)257.7486
www.acs.tcu.edu
www.bemidjistate.edu (Office of Student Development and Enrollment)
www. MacEwen.ca/StudentSuccess
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