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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
  • Study Skills Development Medics 1

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

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