Study Skills and Time Management

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This was a course delivered by Ravishankar Gundlapalli and Vani Shankar at Stanford Splash Fall 2011 on Oct 30, 2011.

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Study Skills and Time Management

  1. 1. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Study Skills and Time Management Oct 30, 2011 Ravi Gundlapalli Ph.D. Vani Shankar 1
  2. 2. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Original Topics Study Skills Time Management 2
  3. 3. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar How about these? Learning Strategies Time Leadership 3
  4. 4. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Learning Strategies Find your learning style Visual  Take good notes, draw pictures Auditory  Explain to someone, read aloud Kinesthetic  Make models, group study •Pick a style that works • One style may not work for all subjects 4
  5. 5. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Learning Strategies Study regularly, not several chapters at once Read ahead, if you can, to get a rough idea Connect with previous chapters so a story begins to form in your mind 5
  6. 6. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Learning Strategies Shift your mindset Mindset A: I am preparing for a test Mindset B: I am learning the subject Which one do you think is better? 6
  7. 7. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Learning Strategies Do your homework, mindfully Not when o chatting o texting o listening to music on ear phones o facebook open o watching tv o lying upside down  or in odd positions o in the car on the way to school o there is lot of noise around you 7
  8. 8. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Learning Strategies Explain to someone Pick one person who you know is listening Keep a paper or notebook next to you, write down the topic when this happens Factoid: We don’t know what we don’t know Only way to know what we don’t know is to tell someone what we know 8
  9. 9. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Learning Strategies Maintain a Learning Tracker Got an awesome grade  capture why that happened (contributing factors) Fell short of expected grade  reflect on why and fix it before the next test Continuously improve the way you learn 9
  10. 10. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Learning Strategies Draw pictures or mind maps A picture is worth a thousand words Put it up near your study area Exercise: What is Angioplasty? 10
  11. 11. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar The Real Truth What you learn may fade away Way you learn will be your strength for life 11
  12. 12. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Next Topic Time Leadership 12
  13. 13. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Jack has a state-level speech & debate competition on Nov 19, 2011 When should Jack begin the preparation? A. The night before, on Nov 18 2011 B. About 2-3 weeks before Quiz 13
  14. 14. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Cadel Evans wants to win again in Tour De France 2012 When should Cadel begin practicing? A. About 4 months before B. A week before on June 24th, 2012 Quiz 14
  15. 15. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Jill wants to get into Harvard Class of 2018 When should Jill begin working at this goal? A. Summer 2013 (App due: 1/1/14) B. Starting now Quiz 15
  16. 16. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Mom wants to make fresh apple pie next Sunday Mom should start preparing the dough … A. Starting now B. Night before Quiz 16
  17. 17. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Let us reflect… What can we learn from the Quiz? - Planning and preparation are important - Time to start preparing depends on activity 17
  18. 18. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Time Leadership Prioritize your tasks Urgent, Not Important Urgent, Important Not Urgent, Not Important Not Urgent, Important Importance Urgency Low High Low High 18
  19. 19. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Tasks in a typical week 1. Eating / Sleeping 2. Texting 3. Phone calls 4. Movies/TV 5. Visiting Friends 6. General Reading 7. Hobbies 8. Recreation/Sports 9. Online Games 10. Talents 11. Relaxing 12. School time 13. Homework 14. Help at home 15. Voluntary Activities 16. Chatting/Email 17. School Homework 18. Dreaming 19
  20. 20. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Game Place Eight (8) of your most important tasks (blocks) into the jar of marbles without letting the marbles spill over 20
  21. 21. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Lesson Learned – First things First Reference Habit #3 from Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey 21
  22. 22. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Time Leadership Analyze your time sinks • Do not let time lead you, you take the lead • Maintain a log (approximate) and review • Plan TV/games/chatting time too, wisely • Re-prioritize, to minimize time sinks 22
  23. 23. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Universal Principles of Excellence • Result is directly proportional to effort • Focus on the process. Good process will always yield good results “We become what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit” ….Aristotle 23
  24. 24. By: Ravishankar Gundlapalli & Vani Shankar Q & A 24 THANK YOU YOU HAVE BEEN AN AWESOME CLASS TO WORK WITH

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