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  • split students into two groups, get them to note down time management issues on flipchart paper. Get them to swop, and think of solutions – write in a different pen.
  • Not prescribing one way – how long – break tasks into components, make plan – whether it is diary, mindmap, visual – ensure it is ACTIVE- hence update it often
  • aspects to mention: colour coding, you can invite other people, free/tentative/busy/out of office – can label tasks/appointments or whole days, recurring appointments
  • Similar features – internet based; can send reminders to your mobile phone

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  • Study Skills Development
    Steve Rooney
    Marta Ulanicka
  • Main objectives
    To identify the main factors which prevent us from studying and learning effectively
    To develop strategies and approaches to study and learning which better enable us to work effectively
    To encourage peer-assisted learning and shared expertise
  • Feedback
  • Getting organised and time management
  • Solutions
    Obstacles
  • Types of obstacles
    Physical
    Lack of suitable space
    Frequent interruptions
    Restricted access to or poor resources
    Strategic
    Lack of planning
    Inefficiency
    Little prioritisation
    Psychological
    Lack of motivation
    Procrastination
    Being too much of a perfectionist and not wanting to complete
  • Principles – everyone is different
    Time management is different for each of us.
    It is important to recognise what works best for you.
    The following principles and methods are generic but can be tailored to suit your own situation.
    You decide which methods to adopt.
  • Set priorities
    from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahmedrabea/245647909/
  • Setting priorities
  • from http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixotropic/206731603/
    Break up time
  • Breaking up time
    Identify fixed commitments (e.g. lectures, placements)
    Can you break down any large tasks into smaller, more-manageable steps?
    Decide on the best time for each task/step
  • from http://www.flickr.com/photos/makiwi/2208425697/
    Make plans
  • from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kusito/363846688
    Review progress
  • ‘Getting organised’ links
    Learning Development ‘Organising your time’ study guide: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ssds/sd/ld/resources/study/time
    Learning Development weekly timetable: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ssds/sd/ld/resources/study/Week%20planner-0609.pdf/view
    LearnHigher timetables - downloadable from: http://www.learnhigher.ac.uk/Students/Time-management/Further-activities-and-resources/Planning-timetables-and-schedules.html#termly
    Google calendar: http://www.google.co.uk (select Calendar from ‘more’ link on the top left)
  • Study Skills Development – methods of access
    one-to-one consultations
    online and paper-based resources
    study-skills workshops
  • Next session…
    Dr. Rachel Westacott and Marta Ulanicka
    A method for study - making connections between:
    work done on placements;
    lectures, notes and resources;
    learning outcomes.
  • Contacting us and staying in touch
    2nd floor,
    David Wilson library
    www.le.ac.uk/succeedinyourstudies
    (0116) 2522004
    slc@le.ac.uk
    www.twitter.com/uolstudy