A Simple Learning Model The following techniques fall into these 3 phases
Learning Styles (Input) Visual – learns through seeing Use pictures, diagrams, handouts Auditory – learns through hearing Use discussion, talking things through, reading aloud Tactile – learn through doing Use hands-on approach http://www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htm
Mind (Organizing & Staying Focused) Setting Goals Short Range (next year) Mini goals (next month) Micro goals (next 15 mins) Time management Getting Things Done Week Plan Pomodoro Technique
Physical (Taking care of yourself) Eat right Healthy study snacks Balanced diet Sleep enough Recommended 7-8 hours Exercise consistently Move your body
Emotional (Staying motivated) Find your unique talents and your role in the world Find your strengths. What are you good at? Where do you like to spend your time?
Spiritual (Finding inspiration) Slow your life down Meditate, Pray, Yoga… Find a support group Join a church, etc. Find Inspiration Read your religious text Keep list of quotes Reflection Keep a journal
Brief Example Goal: Going to Art Museum How do you get there? What is your preferred way? why? Google, read tour guide, ask friend, go with friends, etc.
Resources Books Stephen Covey. 7 habits of highly effective people Stephen Covey. The 8th Habit Francesco Cirillo. The Pomodoro Technique (free download http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/) English as a Second Language http://www.esltips.net/ http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/678/01/
Some more links http://www.howtostudy.org/ http://www.studygs.net http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdyhlp.html http://www.hackcollege.com/ http://calnewport.com/blog/ http://zenhabits.net/ http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/the-ultimate-student-resource-list.html
Take-Aways Handouts to help you get organized Planner worksheets (week/term) iHousecalendar of events Resource List