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Managing your workload


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Follow this slideshow in order to learn the value of and some techniques for how to plan and organise your workload at university. …

Follow this slideshow in order to learn the value of and some techniques for how to plan and organise your workload at university.

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  • 1.
    • Disability Group Learning Support (DGLS)
    • Managing your university workload
  • 2.
        • In this session on managing your workload we will cover:
          • The characteristics needed to be successful at university.
          • Your responsibilities at university
          • Important tips on getting yourself organised
          • Different resources for organisation
  • 3.
    • You are an independent learner at university.
    • What characteristics are you expected to have?
      • Independence
      • Self motivation
      • Openness to working with others
      • Ability to work out things for yourself
      • Ability to set goals to improve your work
      • Ability to organise your time
      • Ability to work out when, how and where you learn best
      • These characteristics are also what are needed in the work force!
  • 4.
    • What are your responsibilities at university?
      • Daily lectures
      • Weekly tutorials, seminars, practical sessions, lab work or workshops
      • Assignments which include course work essays, reports and other forms of written work depending on your course
      • Examinations: in class assessments and end of the semester exams
      • Keeping up to date with reading
      • Getting notes and quizzes from Moodle
      • Reviewing these notes as they relate to lectures and reading
      • And other activities that relate to your courses
  • 5.
    • Important tips:
      • Course outline and reading lists
        • Index book for subject terms and definitions
      • Allow 6 weeks for a major assignment
      • It is essential to plan and not leave things until the last minute.
        • Getting books from the library
        • Reading as soon as list is given
        • Working backwards from the due date so you can make weekly plans
        • Allowing for other commitments from work, family and the unexpected!
  • 6.
    • A colour coded list of assignments
    • Weekly timetable
    • Semester timetable
    • “ To do” list
    • Gmail calendar – text alerts for free
    • Diary – paper based, PDA or a mobile phone
  • 7.
        • Conclusion
          • You should plan and organise your workload
          • You should have planners, weekly timetables and “To do” lists
          • You should understand the importance of balance in your timetable
          • You should understand the use of colour in planning your timetables