Unit 2: Time, Tools, and Study Environment

Learning Objectives

After you have completed this unit you should be able to:

  • Describe how your world view and sense of self-efficacy contribute to your time, tools, and environment management habits
  • Explain how time is a limited and precious commodity
  • Discuss how much studying is expected to be successful
  • Describe how to identify goals
  • Describe how to organize goals
  • Describe how to prioritize goals
  • Explain how to best manage your time with regards to the needs of your life (school, homework, home life, work, and “me time”) and your optimum working times
  • Identify the difference between goals and wishes
  • Discuss why procrastination occurs and strategies to overcome it
  • Explain new ideas about how to manage distractions to add to what you may already employ
  • Describe how to manage procrastination tendencies with some tried-and-true strategies as well as a few new ones
  • Discuss how to enhance your sense of self-efficacy
  • Describe how to create useful organizational materials to help you with a variety of educational tasks as well as in other areas of your life
  • Identify and explain study skills and how they can be utilized to help students be more successful

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How to Learn Like a Pro! Authored by Phyllis Nissila. Located at: https://openoregon.pressbooks.pub/collegereading/part/unit-2/  Licensed as: CC BY: Attribution.

Adaptions: Edits from an instructional design perspective.

Content previously copyrighted, published in Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies (by Dave Dillon), now licensed as CC BY: Attribution.

This chapter is adapted from Unit 2: Time, Tools, and Study Environment in Blueprint for Success in College and Career by Dave Dillon.


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