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  1. 2. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Select 10 strategies for managing stress; </li></ul><ul><li>Set a goal based on 9 characteristics of effective goals; </li></ul><ul><li>Apply 7 motivational strategies for successful learning; </li></ul><ul><li>Practise 3 aspects of time management; </li></ul><ul><li>Identify 8 causes of poor concentration and strategies to improve concentration. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Being independent <ul><li>Planning and managing the smart way </li></ul><ul><li>Applying smart time management </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating yourself </li></ul>
  3. 5. a) Managing stress <ul><li>Symptoms of stress are: </li></ul><ul><li>Outburst of anger </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of efficiency in your studies </li></ul><ul><li>Restlessness and / or uneasiness at being alone </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrawal from friends and social situations </li></ul><ul><li>A lack of joy, spontaneity, happiness or enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Preoccupation with certain thoughts, especially negative ones </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in concentrating and / or making minor decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Intolerance of people, and irritability, especially during discussions or disagreements </li></ul>
  4. 6. Strategies for managing stress <ul><ul><li>Take action to organise yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control your environment by controlling who and what is surrounding you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give yourself positive feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reward yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercise your body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rest as regularly as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be aware of yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eat a balance diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to enjoy yourself </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. Coping with everyday study problems <ul><ul><li>Recognise your own resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You do not have to cope alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be realistic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You cannot achieve absolute control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to accept failure </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Anxiety <ul><li>Anticipatory anxiety – The distress that you feel while studying or preparing for quizzes/tests and assignment and thinking of what might happen. </li></ul><ul><li>How to overcome anticipatory anxiety? </li></ul><ul><li>Relax; </li></ul><ul><li>Be focused; </li></ul><ul><li>Think positive; </li></ul><ul><li>Study in a group; </li></ul><ul><li>Have a specific study time; </li></ul><ul><li>Get a set of complete notes; </li></ul><ul><li>Get comfortable with your study place; and </li></ul><ul><li>Know where you stand and where you are heading. </li></ul>
  7. 9. Anxiety <ul><li>Situational anxiety – Anxiety that occurs during an examination and before an assignment is due. </li></ul><ul><li>How to overcome situational anxiety? </li></ul><ul><li>Be punctual; </li></ul><ul><li>Organise your work schedule; </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid highly anxious friends; </li></ul><ul><li>Read and understand the instructions; </li></ul><ul><li>Work at a comfortable pace; </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for clarification; </li></ul><ul><li>Keep moving; and </li></ul><ul><li>Relax. </li></ul>
  8. 10. b) Goal setting <ul><li>Set a goal based on 9 characteristics of effective goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-chosen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant (R) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic and attainable (A) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific (S) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurable (M) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time bounded (T) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. c) Motivational strategies <ul><li>Apply 7 motivational strategies for successful learning; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set challenging but realistic learning goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Break down the bigger task at hand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain a positive attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aim for higher peaks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use active learning strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn from mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor your learning </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. d) Time management <ul><li>Practise 3 aspects of time management: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyse your use of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set your priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan a schedule </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. e) Concentration strategies <ul><li>Identify 8 causes of poor concentration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental distractions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical distractions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boredom, dislike, disinterest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anxiety about studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intimidating study tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daydreaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal worries </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. e) Concentration strategies <ul><li>Strategies to improve it: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the causes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take steps to control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your control habitual </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Learning Skills: Managing Your Learning by Open University Malaysia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License . Based on a work at http://oer.oum.edu.my . Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.oum.edu.my .

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