8 is Great Time Management Plan 3 Step Study Plan Diane Majewski, Ed.D. Slay 154 email@example.com Learning Attention A time management plan improves attention, processing, and memory and reduces PROCRASTINATION! Processing Memory Trouble with attention, processing, and memory results in ANXIETY! 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 activities 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 style • Identify what information from the book is in the lecture (likely to be test questions) • 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!