9 TH GRADE FLEX SESSIONS (MY GREATEST SECRETS!)Slideshow credit to Donna Ni
STUDY SKILLS In class: The more you learn in class, the less you have to do at home Class= teachers telling you the answers Do you take notes on your computer? Take notes by hand in one notebook Use colors Have you ever fallen asleep in class? Do you do outside work in class? Don’t rely on it. Do not chat or sleep in class Teacher impression Don’t get lost in the cloud Record assignments & tests & scores
In school: Do you waste flexes? Manage flexes Work flex vs. Chill flex Learn to ignore Save breaks & lunch Exception: group study session At home: Hide laptop Work area = clean & only work materials Write to do list When do you sleep? Sleep! Before 11
ORGANIZATION Step 1: Can you list what is in your backpack right now? Step 2: How do you store your papers? Binders? (Punching holes can be annoying.) Recommend: Day A/ Day B Later on, by subject Step 3: Write things down! Agenda To-do Tip: Use iCal, iProcrastinate, Wunderlist, Time Out, Quizlet to organize assignments
TIME MANAGEMENT Prerequisite: be good at the other two! What is the first thing you do when you get home? Vicious cycle: - Procrastinate -> sleep late -> tired -> stressed -> procrastinate Work hard + play hard! Be proactive! Try new things, make yourself uncomfortable If you find an extracurricular dull- stop doing it
SUMMARY Study skills Take handwritten notes Highlight Organization To-do list iCal Big picture Time management Chill flex vs. work flex A day/B day Don’t eat in front of your laptop
THIS IS YOUR LIFE! Are you the person you want to be?