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Time Management/Study Skills

Think: CLASS - Centre for Learning and Academic Skills Support
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Torrens University

on 9 September 2016

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Transcript of Time Management/Study Skills

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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!
Your Goals:
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
Self-doubt
Difficulty concentrating
Waiting to get motivated
Don't like what we are doing
Procrastination Cures
Recognize your problems
Eliminate distractions
Set realistic goals and
prioritize
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
Organise 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!
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3
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20
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Terms & Trimesters
Weeks
Until
Days
Finals
Until
days
days
NOW!!
NOW!!
NOW!!
NOW!!
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TOP TIPS!
Prioritise your tasks!
Study
DIFFICULT
subjects first
Find
YOUR
best time to study
Use time
BETWEEN
classes
Start your assigments
EARLY!
Ask for Help
SOON!
Learning Academic Skills Unit
Online
Face to Face
BlackBoard help
?
?
?
TOP TIPS!
Find a
REGULAR
study area
Study where you will be
ALERT
Avoid
NOISE
distractions
TOP TIPS!
Learn
ACTIVELY
DO
the readings
Go to lectures
AND
conferences
Develop
LISTENING
and
NOTE-TAKING
skills
Real learning comes from making
MISTAKES
PRACTICE
SPECIFIC
What will you be doing step by step?
Measurable
How will you know you've
reached your goal?
Achievable
Is it possible?
Realistic
Could it be real life for you?
Timely
When, or by what time & date?
Midterms
left
Starts
Week
Assignments
The last thing you want is to wait until the last minute
Nothing is harder than the starting point:
Form a group
Sign up for a face to face appointment
Attend Academic Skills lectures
Lectures
How to take advantage of them
Research
Listen
Take notes
Ask
Questions
Avoid
Distractions
Come to class prepared
Pay attention
Write down the key points
Concentrate on the lecture not facebook
Get involved
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