Don’t Fall Behind, End the Term Right!<br />
Agenda	<br />Academic Support<br />Time Management<br />Stress Management<br /> Make a Plan: Set Short Term Goals to Meet ...
Writing<br />Critical <br />Thinking<br />Academic <br />Research<br />Stress <br />Management<br />Time <br />Management<...
Academic Support @ NEC<br />Helping You Connect the Pieces for Academic Success<br />Services & Resources<br />Learning Co...
 Workshops (online & onsite)
 Small group assistance (online & onsite)
 Online Content Area Tutoring – Smarthinking (www.esc.edu/smarthinking)</li></ul> Online Support <br /><ul><li>For Academi...
A self-paced or credit-bearing study & resources - 	http://AcademicEye.pbworks.com
 On Facebook - NEC Academic Support & Student Services</li></li></ul><li>Meet the Learning Coaches<br />What is a learning...
Academic Support @ NEC<br />Peers<br />Engagingas<br />Energizing<br />Resources<br />Helping You Connect the Pieces for A...
Manage your Time <br />
How Much Time Do You Waste in a Day?<br />Think about all of the things that you do in a day and ask yourself: “Could I be...
Taking a Look at your Time<br />Take a few  min. to really think about what you do in one day. Write it down so that you c...
Prioritizing Your Time. <br />Important & Not Urgent (preparation, prevention, planning, relationships)<br />Important & U...
Time Management<br /><ul><li>Understand your own time limitations and opportunities
 Categorizing Priorities: </li></ul>	- Important & Urgent (crisis, deadlines)<br />	- Important & Not urgent (planning, pr...
 filling time with unimportant tasks
easily distracted after just beginning an important task
letting fear, dread, or discomfort take control
 Understand why it happens
task is unpleasant
 lack of organization
perfectionism (afraid you don’t have the skills to do a good job)
feeling overwhelmed
Adopt anti-procrastination strategies
aim to do one unpleasant task first
create your own reward system
create a prioritized to do list</li></li></ul><li>Keep Track of your Stress Level <br />
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Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the assignments you have left to complete?

This workshop will focus on getting you organized and knowing how to use the last few weeks of the term to maximize your academic success and set effective goals.

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  • Sleep 7 hour a night set up a sleep schedule where you go to bed and wake up around the same time every day eat well and take time to relax……
  • You should have already highlighted your learning contract but if you have not now would be a good time. Then you have a very good idea of what you have left to finish. You might be surprised.
  • Remember to Reward your self it makes it easer to give the final push if you have something to push for. Check off each of the items as you complete them. Make sure you do this for all of the classes you have to finish up. Sometimes it makes I easer to put it all on one list but do not if you think it is going to overwhelm you.
  • Don’t Fall Behind, End the Term Right

    1. 1. Don’t Fall Behind, End the Term Right!<br />
    2. 2. Agenda <br />Academic Support<br />Time Management<br />Stress Management<br /> Make a Plan: Set Short Term Goals to Meet Your Long Term Goals<br />Tips to Survive the End of the Term .<br />
    3. 3. Writing<br />Critical <br />Thinking<br />Academic <br />Research<br />Stress <br />Management<br />Time <br />Management<br />Reading<br />Efficiency<br />Navigating <br />ESC Resources<br />Developing a <br />Study Plan<br />Learning <br />Styles<br />Goal <br />Setting<br />Rationale <br />Essay<br />The Pieces of Academic Success<br />
    4. 4. Academic Support @ NEC<br />Helping You Connect the Pieces for Academic Success<br />Services & Resources<br />Learning Coaches & Content Tutors<br /><ul><li>One-to-one appointments in person or via phone, e-mail, Internet, etc.
    5. 5. Workshops (online & onsite)
    6. 6. Small group assistance (online & onsite)
    7. 7. Online Content Area Tutoring – Smarthinking (www.esc.edu/smarthinking)</li></ul> Online Support <br /><ul><li>For Academic Support Information & Materials Available 24/7 Online go to http://NECacademicsupport.pbwork.com
    8. 8. A self-paced or credit-bearing study & resources - http://AcademicEye.pbworks.com
    9. 9. On Facebook - NEC Academic Support & Student Services</li></li></ul><li>Meet the Learning Coaches<br />What is a learning coach?<br />A learning coach is someone who provides academic support to students in one-on-one or small group settings in all areas of the writing process and related study skills strategies including time management, organization, reading efficiency, developing a study plan, goal setting, critical thinking, library research skills, note-taking, and learning styles.<br />Sarah Spence-Staultersis located in Latham working with Schenectady & Latham/Albany students <br />Her hours are: Mondays – 3pm- 7:30pm<br /> Wednesdays –3:00pm-7:30pm<br />Fridays - 9am- 4pm<br />Contact Sarah to make an appointment : <br />(518) 783-6203 ext 5992 or Sarah.Spence-Staulters@esc.edu<br />____________________________________________________________________________________________________<br />Kate Stockton is located in Latham working with Johnstown & Latham/Albany students <br />Her hours are: Mondays - 4:00pm-7:30pm<br /> Wednesday - 4:00pm-7:30pm<br /> Thursdays - 4:00pm-8:00pm<br />Contact Kate to make an appointment : <br />(518) 783-6203 ext 5992 or Kate.Stockton@esc.edu <br />____________________________________________________________________<br />Mary Sanders-Shartleis located in Saratoga working with Saratoga & Queensbury students <br />Her hours are: Mondays – 12pm-2pm<br />Wednesdays – 3pm-6pm<br />Thursdays 4pm-6pm<br />Contact Mary to make an appointment :<br />(518) 587-2100 ext 2827 or Mary.Sanders-Shartle@esc.edu<br />
    10. 10. Academic Support @ NEC<br />Peers<br />Engagingas<br />Energizing<br />Resources<br />Helping You Connect the Pieces for Academic Success<br />Apeer coach is a current undergraduate or graduate student trained to guide and encourage other students in improving their academic performance and development as a life-long learner, focusing on general study skills, specific content-areas, navigating college resources, and developing within their Areas of Study.<br />They work in both face-to-face and virtual environments.<br />Peer coaches are trained under College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) international standards for peer tutors and are either volunteers, work-study, or practicum students.<br />Center-based &<br />0nline<br />Academic<br />Collaborative<br />Helpers<br />Enhancing <br />Success<br />
    11. 11. Manage your Time <br />
    12. 12. How Much Time Do You Waste in a Day?<br />Think about all of the things that you do in a day and ask yourself: “Could I be doing something more productive?”<br />
    13. 13. Taking a Look at your Time<br />Take a few min. to really think about what you do in one day. Write it down so that you can see it.<br />By writing down your day and really looking at how you spend your time you will be able to see all of the time that you can use to get a little extra school work in. <br />
    14. 14. Prioritizing Your Time. <br />Important & Not Urgent (preparation, prevention, planning, relationships)<br />Important & Urgent <br />(crises, deadline-driven projects)<br />Urgent & Not Important (interruptions, many pressing matters)<br />Not Urgent & Not Important (trivia, time wasters)<br />Adapted from Steven Covey’s First Things First<br />
    15. 15. Time Management<br /><ul><li>Understand your own time limitations and opportunities
    16. 16. Categorizing Priorities: </li></ul> - Important & Urgent (crisis, deadlines)<br /> - Important & Not urgent (planning, preparation, prevention, relationships)<br /> - Minimize the Urgent & Not Important (interruptions, many pressing matters)<br />- Minimize the Not urgent & Not important (trivia, time wasters)<br /><ul><li> Make sure you are utilizing your chosen method of keeping track</li></ul> - Physical day planner vs. blackberry or other technical device<br />- www.memotome.com<br /><ul><li> Understand what makes you procrastinate </li></li></ul><li>Dealing with Procrastination<br /><ul><li> Recognize when you procrastinate
    17. 17. filling time with unimportant tasks
    18. 18. easily distracted after just beginning an important task
    19. 19. letting fear, dread, or discomfort take control
    20. 20. Understand why it happens
    21. 21. task is unpleasant
    22. 22. lack of organization
    23. 23. perfectionism (afraid you don’t have the skills to do a good job)
    24. 24. feeling overwhelmed
    25. 25. Adopt anti-procrastination strategies
    26. 26. aim to do one unpleasant task first
    27. 27. create your own reward system
    28. 28. create a prioritized to do list</li></li></ul><li>Keep Track of your Stress Level <br />
    29. 29. Stress is natural. Stress can be energizing.<br /> We all feel it, and we all need some, but unmanaged, chronic stress can be harmful. <br />
    30. 30. Increasing Your Resilience<br />Sleep hygiene<br />at least 7 hrs/night<br />sleep schedule<br />sleep habits<br />Eating well<br />Be aware of caffeine intake<br />Taking time to relax <br />Exercising<br />Being positive <br />Laughing out loud often <br />Meditation and Yoga <br />
    31. 31. Exercise: Increases resilience to stressor and your recovery from a stress response.<br />Keep Moving: The way your joints get the oxygen rich blood that they need is to keep moving. This will help you from getting sore when you sit for long periods of time. <br />
    32. 32. Stress Management<br /><ul><li>Having a plan to reduce stress!
    33. 33. Be able to recognize when you are stressed
    34. 34. Accept the fact that taking time to “de-stress” IS being productive ,and you MUST take the time
    35. 35. Try to Increase your Resilience:</li></ul>Get good sleep, Eat well, Be aware of caffeine intake, Take time to relax, Exercise regularly, Be positive, Laugh out loud often, Meditation and Yoga <br /><ul><li>Try some universal stress relievers:</li></ul> Deep breathing, finding a quiet place, relaxing music find time to do the things you enjoy. <br />Find out what works for you!<br />
    36. 36. How do I find out how stressed I am?<br />How stressed are you?<br />http://www.arc.sbc.edu/stressquiz.html<br />Are you burned out? http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_08.htm<br />
    37. 37. Make a Plan <br />Set Short Term Goals to Meet Your Long Term Goals.<br />
    38. 38. Goal Setting & Developing a Plan<br />Define your goal<br />Know where you are right now<br />Honest Assessment (develop Sub-Goals)<br />Personal Plan of Action & Affirmations<br />Put your plan in writing <br />Set and pursue short term goals<br /><ul><li>Set and pursue daily goals/tasks
    39. 39. Check off the goals that you have accomplished so you can see your progress. </li></ul>Commit yourself completely<br />Continually monitor your progress<br />
    40. 40. 5 Goal Setting Tips <br />Set Goals that Motivate You. <br />Set SMART Goals <br /> Specific –make them clear and well defined <br /> Measurable- Make sure you have precise amounts of pages or dates so you can measure your success <br /> Attainable- Make sure they are attainable but also challenging <br /> Relevant- make sure your goals are relevant to what you are trying to achieve<br /> Time Bound- goals have to a dead line<br />3. Set Goals in Writing <br />4. Make an Action Plan <br />5. Stick with Your Plan <br />http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_90.htm<br />
    41. 41. Break the work into smaller pieces<br />Educational Planning<br />
    42. 42. Tips to Survive the End of the Term .<br />
    43. 43. Review Your Learning Contracts <br />= Key Concepts<br />= Critical Thinking <br />Skills<br />= Expectations & <br />Requirements<br />*Make a list of what you have left to finish*<br />
    44. 44. Review the comments from past papers<br />This way you do not make the same mistakes <br />
    45. 45. Create your personal Survival Plan<br />Finish the reading chap.3-5 Dec.7<br />Write the 2 page paper on chap. 3&4 Dec. 11<br />Finish reading chap. 6-9 Dec. 15 <br />Finish my research ` Dec. 17<br />Write My Final Paper Dec. 23<br />Watch My Favorite Movie. <br />It is all about what is going to work best for you.<br />
    46. 46. Study Tips to fit all Types of Learners<br /><ul><li>Use "color coding" of new information in your textbook or notes. Mark up the margins of your textbook with key words, symbols, and diagrams and use highlighter pens of contrasting colors to "color code" the information.
    47. 47. Convert information into visual study tools (diagrams, maps, charts)
    48. 48. Copy & write new info - see it in your own writing
    49. 49. You can retain and understand information better by teaching another person, or conversing with an instructor.
    50. 50. Record information and listen to it. You may benefit from using a recording device to make audio files to listen to later. Use computerized technology – Text to Speech in Word, Audacity, etc.
    51. 51. Learn by doing. Think of ways to make your learning tangible, i.e. something you can put your hands on. For example, make a model that illustrates a key concept. Spend extra time in a lab setting to learn an important procedure. Spend time in the field (e.g. a museum, historical site, or job site) to gain first-hand experience of your subject matter.
    52. 52. Pace as you study. When studying, walk back and forth with textbook, notes, or flashcards in hand and read the information out loud.
    53. 53. When learning information presented in diagrams or illustrations, write out explanations for the information. Organize any diagrams, graphs ... into statements, e.g. "The trend is..." </li></li></ul><li>Please give us your feedback at:<br />Thank you for attending tonight's workshop If you would like to view this worship again to refresh your memory or just for fun please visit:<br />www.necacademicsupport.pbworks.com<br />

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