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    • Learn How to become a top notch scholarWelcome Week EventThursday, September 23, 2010 6:30pm International House Philadelphia
      By Katherine Chuang, Resident Advisor
    • Session Format
      Presentation & Discussion (20 mins)
      Group Exercise & Handouts (20 mins)
      Snacks & Discussion (30 mins)
    • Presentation
      Are you juggling too much at one time?
      Working too hard?
      Presentation Outline
      Part 1 Philosophy
      Part 2 Techniques
      Part 3 Resources
    • Philosophy: Whole Person Paradigm
      Focus on all aspects
      Why use this?
      Helps you stay sane
      Helps you balance responsibilities
    • Mind (Vision)
      Ability to see what is possible, to see potential
      Represents desire, dreams, hopes, goals, and plans
      Examples:
      Complete a course
      Learn a new language
      Learn a new skill
    • Body (Discipline)
      Ability to bring vision into reality
      Requires you to define and accept reality
      Examples:
      Course assignments must be turned in
      Language has syntax, grammar
    • Emotional (passion)
      Drive that sustains discipline to achieve vision
      It energizes your life and gives you your drive
      Examples:
      Doing what you love
      Hobbies, Interests
    • Spiritual (conscience)
      Drive toward meaning and contribution
      Gives reasons to make sacrifices
      Examples:
      Studying for finals
    • “This is a Cook Book”
      Techniques
    • 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