Goal Plan Action! Make it large, ambitious, and specific . . . then write it down. . . . then draw yourself a detailed roadmap. Seek practical advice, make a Use your confidence, self-discipline, and a sense of urgency to put your plan into Pauk, p. 15
Prioritize Your Goals and Activities A, B, C Method List all your goals Rate each goal A – High Value B – Medium Value C – Low Value Plan A activities designed to accomplish A goals Pareto Principle Or the 80/20 Rule List all A activities in order of importance Accomplish top 2 of 10 Result – 80% Success Rate! Focusing on top 20% of your “to do” list will get you 80% of the way to your goal Pauk, p. 43
Assess How You Use Your Time Now Create an Activity Log
Record every change in activity
Include all activities: sleeping, eating, working, socializing, studying, etc.
Jot down how you feel and highlight times when you study most efficiently
Accurately record your activities for a 2-week period
Calculate how much time you spend in class and studying, and calculate how much uncommitted time you have each week
Make Your Schedule Work – Part II Quit Procrastinating The Seven-Day Antiprocrastination Plan Monday – Make it Meaningful Tuesday – Take it Apart Wednesday – Write an Intention Statement Thursday – Tell Everyone Friday – Find a Reward Saturday – Settle it Now Sunday – Say No! Ellis, p. 65
Make Your Schedule Work – Part III Psychological Helps
Ellis, Dave, Becoming a Master Student. 8th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998. Nist, Sherrie L. and Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Active Learning: Strategies for College Success. Needham Heights: Allyn & Bacon, 2000. Pauk, Walter, How to Study in College. 7th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001.