8 is Great Time Management Plan 3 Step Study Plan

8 is Great Time Management Plan
3 Step Study Plan
Diane Majewski, Ed.D.
Slay 154
A time management
plan improves
attention, processing,
and memory and
Trouble with
processing, and
memory results in
Why is 8 so Great?
WORK for 8 hours
Class, independent study time, tutoring, study groups, meeting with
instructors, planning
PLAY for 8 hours
Exercise, TV, games, social activities, meetings, meals, shopping, daily living
SLEEP for 8 hours
11 pm – 7 am or Midnight – 8am or 1am – 9am
8 x 3 = 24 hours or 1 day
Rule of 8 establishes balance which improves attention, processing, and
memory, and reduces anxiety and procrastination.
When to Work, Play, Sleep?
The Plan of Action
• Use a weekly calendar to define 8’s
• Establish a routine for work, play and sleep
• Be flexible and ready for unexpected events
Let’s practice using sample calendar
*BEST Planner to buy: Staples ACADEMIC
weekly/monthly planner for $17.99
Building a Time Management Plan
• Put a box around class times
• Record class name and assignment from the
syllabus in that box
• Draw a vertical line through play, and sleep
times (Define play activities)
• Circle time left. Circled time is study time.
Up next, the 3-Step Study Plan
3 Step Study Plan
What to do during Study Time???
Step 1: Pre-Class Study Activities
Step 2: In-Class Study Activities
Step 3: Post-Class Study Activities
Struggle with attention, processing, and memory? Step 1 is key to success!
Step 1: Pre-Class Study Activities
Study activities to do BEFORE going to class
Engage in purposeful reading
No reading left to right (boring)!
Instead, create chapter outline by……
Answering summary questions at the end of
the chapter first
• Defining bold face terms
Step 2: In-Class Study Activities
Study activities to do IN class during lecture
• Engage in purposeful listening
• Sit in the first three rows
• Stop trying to write down everything the
professor says
• Use the LiveScribe pen to take notes
Step 3: Post-Class Study Activities
Study activities to do AFTER class lecture
• Generate chapter study guides by……
• Merging the information from chapter outline with the information from
the lecture
• Conduct this merge using a study guide format that supports your learning
• Identify what information from the book is in the lecture (likely to be test
• Transcribe LiveScribe notes to Word document
• Chunk information in groups of 7-9 bits
• Maintain a vocabulary journal (www.dictionary.com)
• Use color
Let’s Reflect……
Plan of Action (POA)
Do you have a POA?
Is your POA easy to follow?
Are you practicing the Rule of 8?
Are you completing at least one study step every
day for every class?
Answer YES for academic success!