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Making Your Schedule Work

Time Management & Effective Study Habits


Presented By: Grace Corazon C. Castillo Supervising TESD Specialist TESDA

Session Objectives:

To value the importance of education To value the importance of building an effective study habit To learn how to improve study habits by effective time management

Congratulations!!!!
You made it to COLLEGE.

Dont you know that


According to the Department of Education in 2003. Out of 100 students who enrolled in elementary school, 66 made it to high school Of these, only 33 made it to College Of the 33, only 14 finally graduated from College

Why are in you school?/ Why do you go to school?

For empowerment Root word is power which means .. the ability to do, to accomplish, to perform or enable The prefix em comes from the Latin and Greek words meaning in or within

Study Skill Inventory: Find out about your study habits and attitudes
If the sentence applies to you, write Y. If it does not, write N:
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I spend too much time studying for what I would like to learn. Y__ N__ I usually spend hours cramming the night before an exam. Y__ N__ If I spend as much time on my social activities as I want to, I dont have enough time left to study enough, I dont have time for a social life. Y__ N __

Study Skill Inventory


4. I usually try to study with the radio and TV turned on. Y__ N __ 5. I cant sit and study for long periods of time without becoming tired or distracted. Y__ N __ 6. I go to class but I usually doodle, daydream, or fall asleep. Y__ N__ 7. My class notes are sometimes difficult to understand later. Y__ N__ 8. I usually seem to get the wrong material into my class notes. Y__ N__ 9. I dont review my class notes material into my class notes. Y__ N__

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When I get to the end of a chapter, I cant remember what Ive just read. Y__ N__ I dont know how to pick out what is important in the text. Y__ N__ I cant keep up with my reading assignments and then I have to cram the night before the test. Y__ N__ I lose a lot of points on essay tests even when I know the material well. Y__ N__ I study enough for my test, but when I get there, my mind goes blank. Y__ N__ I often study in a haphazard, disorganized way under the threat of the next test. Y_ N_

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I often find myself getting lost in the details of reading and have trouble identifying the main ideas. Y__ N__ I rarely change my reading speed in response to the difficulty level of the selection, or my familiarity with the content. Y__ N__ I often wish that I could read faster. Y__ N__ When my teachers assign papers I fell so overwhelmed that I cant get started. Y_ N_ I usually write my papers the night before they are due. Y__ N__ I cant seem to organize my thoughts into a paper that makes sense. Y__ N__

STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY


If you answered YES to two or more questions in any category, you need to improve.

Time Scheduling- 1,2,3 Concentration- 4,5,6 Listening and note taking-7,8,9 Reading- 10,11, 12 Exams- 13,14,15 Reading- 16,17,18 Writing Skills- 19, 20, 21

TIME SCHEDULING:
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

Plan enough time for studyGuideline: 2 Hrs Study: 1 Hr Classroom Study at the same time everyday- Having regular hours will make it easier to habitually follow the schedule - Identify your best time of the day will enable you to complete tasks in less time Begin study no less than 30-90 minutes after a meal - Never study within 30 minutes of going to sleep.

TIME SCHEDULING:
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

Study difficult or boring subjects first Study subjects that are more of a challenge to you first when you are less fatigued. Save subjects you like to study for later when you are feeling more tired but need to continue to study to keep up with your work It will be easier to find the motivation to study something you find enjoyable when you are tired than for a subject you dread studying.

TIME SCHEDULING:
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

Make use of the free hours during the school day. Plan study periods - Hours between classes are perhaps a students most valuable study time, yet ironically, the most frequently misused. Use dead time - Think of using time walking, riding, etc. for studying bits - Get some reading done on the bus ride home from school or while waiting for your transportation

TIME SCHEDULING:
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

Space study periods- 50 to 90 minutes of study at a time for each subject/ topic works best. - Schedule 10- 15 minutes relaxation inbetween study periods. Plan for weekly reviews. - The weekend is a good time to review even if there is no exam the following week. - Ideal is at least one hour for each subject!!!!

TIME SCHEDULING:
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

Leave some unscheduled time for flexibility - Lack of flexibility is the major reason why schedules fail. Allot time for planned recreation, campus and church activities, etc. - Planned last; - Considered only after identifying the fixed hours for study.

CONCENTRATION:
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

Set aside a fixed place for study and nothing but study. - Should be reasonably quiet and relatively free of distractions like radio, TV and people If your mind wanders, stand up and face away from your books. - Get up but dont leave the room - Just stand by your desk, daydream while you face away from your books. If you cannot concentrate reading, try stopping at the end of each page and count ten slowly.

CONCENTRATION:
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

Try selecting a social symbol to strengthen ability to concentrate - Can be one particular article of clothing, like a scarf or hat or a little figurine, etc. Keep a reminder pad. - If while studying, you happen to think about something that needs to be done, jot it down. Having written it down you can go back to studying without worrying that youll forget what you are supposed to do The classroom- To avoid distractions in the classroom, sit near the front of the class

CONCENTRATION:
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

Acronyms- are helpful when a list of facts or sequence of items must be remembered. - These are words or phrase made from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term - For example: PERT stands for Program Evaluation and Review Technique - Planets in the solar system in sequence can be made from a nonsensical phrase to help you remember the exact order such as, My very elegant mother just served us nine pies.

LISTENING AND NOTE TAKING:


STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

Effective note taking begins with effective listening - Many instructors present materials that are not
covered in the book, also many important concepts that will appear in the tests are emphasized in class

Effective listening begins before the class begins


- Effective listeners read outside assignments and complete homework before each class. - They often come to class with reading notes, which they expand during the lecture.

LISTENING AND NOTE TAKING:


STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

Efficient note takers are prepared to hear and write down the main ideas of a lecture. They recognize it because they have
been covered in the reading or because they are emphasized by the instructor.

When you miss explanations or misunderstood concepts or notes are incomplete or confusing - Review your notes within 24 hours or lose 80%
of the content - Or meet immediately after class with a group of other students to compare notes and fill in missing parts.

PRODUCTIVE STUDY GROUPS:


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Most study groups meet immediately after class or later the same day to complete notes, ask questions and discuss the lecture. Assignments and homework are also discussed and sometimes worked on together. Group members explain difficult concepts to each other until everyone understands.

READING: SQ3R
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

SURVEY- gather the information necessary to focus and formulate goals- - Read the title- help your mind prepare to receive the subject at hand - Read the intro and summary - Notice each boldface heading and subheading - Notice any graphics- charts, maps, diagrams are there to make a point - Notice reading aids- italics, bold face print, chapter objective, end of chapter questions

READING: SQ3R
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

QUESTION- help your mind engage and concentrate One section at a time, turn the boldface heading into as many questions as you think will be answered in that section. The better the questions, the better your comprehension is likely to be. When your mind is actively searching for answers to questions, it becomes engaged in learning.

READING: SQ3R
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

READ- fill in the information around the mental structures you are building. Read each section (one at a time) with your questions in mind. Look for the answers and notice if you need to make up some new questions.

READING: SQ3R
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

RECITE- Refrain your mind to concentrate and learn as it reads. After each section- stop, recall your questions and see if you can answer them from memory. If not, look back again (as often as necessary) but dont go on to the next section until you can recite.

READING: SQ3R
STUDY SKILLS CATEGORY:

REVIEW- Refine your mental organization and begin building memory. Once youve finished the entire chapter, using the preceding steps, go back over all the questions from all the headings. See if you can answer them. If not, look back and refresh your memory, then continue.

Remember.

The information you gain from reading is important If you just do it, without learning something, youre wasting a lot of time. Train your mind to learn.

EXAMS

Dont panic on test day The night before the exam, and the morning of the exam, read through your notes a few times, then put them away. Eat a healthy breakfast that day, so youll feel energized, but dont eat too much You get nothing out of studying only at the last minute. If you havent began studying at least 4 days prior to the exam, you are finished. Too much study can be as bad as not enough study because the mind shuts down when too much information is crammed into it.

EXAMS
Develop a positive attitude towards exam. If you suffer from exam stress, take a calming antidote Dont stress out, it makes your mind work slower. Mind blanks are possibly the most frightening things to occur in an exam. They happen mostly during maths. The only way to overcome mind blanks is to relax the brain from its hysterical state. In the exam room, close your eyes, breath it for 5 seconds and let it release through the mouth automatically. Repeat it until you feel all the facts crawling back into your memor.

Effective time management is a habit, just like brushing your teeth or walking the dog. Its only when you consistently practice good time management skills that you begin to see positive results. It doesn't happen overnight, especially if you have deep-rooted habits to replace.

Now, lets organize our time

Time management technique 1:

Assess how you spend your time


To do this, divide your day into fifteen-minute segments, then record what you are doing every fifteen minutes. Afterward, review this time diary and total the time spent on each activity throughout the day.

Now, lets organize our time

Time management technique 2:

Set Goals If you dont have a clear sense of where you are headed just yet, you will not be able to plan how to get there

Now, lets organize our time

Time management technique 3:

Learn to prioritize
Not all of your goals will be equally important. Focus on those goals that are of major importance to you, and work on the other goals secondarily. Likewise, focus on activities most important to the achievement of your highest goals and on other activities afterward.

Now, lets organize our time

Time management technique 4:

Keep a schedule
Once youve prioritized your activities, you can then schedule them into you day. Time of meetings When will you go to the library? Dont forget to schedule some relaxation and recreation, as well.

Most important now.

is your willingness to IMPROVE.


Work SMART not HARD.

THANK YOU!!!!