Study Skills Development Medics 1Presentation Transcript
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
Getting organised and time management
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/
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.
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