CU 1010 Journal Spring 2017

1/31/17 What time management strategies did you use last semester? How well did they work?

Find a dedicate place to study is going to be the key for me to succeed in my classes. I have found a quiet room in brackett and utilize the library. Review lecture notes just after class.The focusing on the first 24 hours to review and study. Forgetting is greatest within 24 hours without review!Last semester, I did not use a planner or agenda to help me organize and plan for events. I just remember things off the top of my head. I honestly believe that led to my failure in Econ 2120. Also, I did not spend enough time studying for classes that I need to study. I would waste my time on senseless items and things that did not have importance.Write down all my tasks. Sort them into three groups: 1's, 2's, and 3's. The 1's are essential: I do them first. The lower level priorities can usually wait. Putting time in to task all material requires, a lot of energy. Regularly plan time for me to relax and get it together.

2/9/2017 Procrastination occurs usually when we're not comfortable. Reflect on what makes you uncomfortable, how procrastination has impacted your life, and what and why you prefer process over product.

Test and last minute essays makes me very uncomfortable. Being unprepared for items makes me very uncomfortable. Basically its the stress of performing well. Procrastination has impacted my life in a negative way by getting bad grades on essays or even test. I should learn to embrace scheduling, organizing, and planning for tests or essays. Having a built plan for studying, priming. I have found that when I think about my Future Self, it is quite easy for my brain to see the value in taking actions with long-term benefits. The Future Self values long-term rewards.

2/28/17 Fill out Professor Felder’s checklist in Chapter 17 of your book, then discuss what changes you might make in your test preparation based on your responses.

Take good notes about as your teacher tells you what will be on the test.Organize your notes, texts, and assignments according to what will be on the test.Estimate the hours you'll need to review materials.Draw up a schedule that blocks units of time and material Test yourself on the material. Finish your studying the day before the exam. Work with my classmates on homework problems or to go over test problems with my classmates. This can help me with understanding the test questions a little bit better. Also, help me with my test preparation. Before then I would not work with other classmates or reach out to classmates to get help before a test.

3/7/17 What is your opinion about group projects and communication with professors is it beneficial?

I believe it is necessary to work in group projects because the world doesn't revolve around an individual. In the work place you have to work with colleagues in order to get things accomplished. Business look for people who have great social skills and is able to communicate with individuals. It is essential for students to communicate with professors on a regular basis. The number one reason is the connections that the professors have and the experience in their field to help further your career. Professors can help with understanding the information in class a little bit better if you reach out and communicate.

4/4/17 What permanent changes have you made this semester compared to past semesters, and how do you think that will affect your final exam preparation?

This semester I started to exercise regularly and use the five day test perpetration. I realize that eating healthy and taking care of my body allowed for me to think and to study more clearly. Using the test prep. allow me to remember information on quizzes and test. Also, I learned in the value of use studying groups. Study groups has help me focus and learn the material for my classes. I can rely on my peer to motivate me to finish strong in my classes. I refuse to study the night before exams because it is proven to be uses and ineffective tool and habit. Effectively use my calendar to plan study times and events so i can stay on top of my school and life.

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