What is Time Management?
Time management is the process of organizing and planning how much time you spend on specific activities.
Some benefits of time management include:
Effective Time Management aids
Time management aids are an essential tool of helping to organize and prioritize your time wisely. A few of these time management aids include:
Finding a tool that is easy to use, fits your needs, and keeps you on track to reaching your goal is essential to using your time wisely.
Using Time Wisely
Your needs and your use of time are precious. Learning how to use your time wisely helps you to meet your goals. Here are some tips on avoiding procrastination:
PART 1: Reading Texts & Taking Notes
When taking notes from written material we have to do the following:
Make sure that your note taking format encourages you to read texts in an active way-
such as bullet points, underlining, highlighting, etc.
Always remember! Being a critical reader means active engagement and interaction with the text.
Before you begin reading survey the chapter for:
PART 2: Taking Notes in Lectures
Test Taking Strategies
Preparing for a test begins long before the actual exam time. General test preparation techniques help you to better understand the material you are learning and will be tested on. These techniques include taking good notes in a class lecture and as you read your textbook, reviewing your notes soon after class and briefly before the next class, and scheduling time at the end of each week for a longer review.
A good rule of thumb for general test preparation is to always review the material.
Here are 5 Steps for reviewing material:
How to prepare for a test
Organizing for test taking
There are a few strategies you can consider while getting organized to study for a test. These strategies include:
NOTE: Study the most difficult material when you are most alert as trying to study while you're mentally tired usually results in poor material retention.
There are tons of study tools available to you on the internet, for your smartphone or table, and even tools you can create yourself. Useful study tools include:
Many students experience some level of anxiety while taking a test. There are different strategies to preparing for a test and building your confidence to help reduce anxiety and relax while test taking.
The idea of an upcoming exam can lead to anxiety and this can affect not only test performance, but also how you prepare for a test.
Test preparation to reduce anxiety
Keep these 6 tips in mind as you begin your exam:
Use relaxation techniques during an exam to help remain calm.
How To Work Effectively In Groups
Why participate in a study group?
It can be exciting to form groups to complete a project, especially when you have a group full of friends. However, sometimes gaining support and cooperation from all of the group members can prove to be challenging! Some group members may be unwilling to accept responsibility, while others may be dominant or pushy. This kind of dynamic within a group can have adverse effects on your performance in the project. Unfortunately, this is so common that you are likely to find yourself facing similar situations in your future career.
These resources will help you work effectively in groups.
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