Developing an assessment management plan

An assessment management plan is important so you get all those pesky assessment items done on time. And not just done, but make sure you get the best grade possible. After all, that’s what we all want, isn’t it? So how do you develop an assessment management plan? And what is it anyway? It is …
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How To Make A Weekly Time Management Plan

If you don’t manage time, it will eventually manage you. If you don’t have a time management plan in place you will end up running out of time. It is not enough to say I am going to put some time aside for study this week. You have to plan for it. Otherwise it will …
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Tools For Planning Your Studies

Now that you have decided to go ahead and start creating your semester plan, you are going to need a few tools to help you. Planning Tools come in a few different varieties. You can go old school and use paper planners or set up your planner on your computer or your favourite device. What …
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How To Develop A Semester Plan

Last week you’ll remember I wrote about why you need a plan. This week, we are going to look at how you develop your own semester plan. One important point first. Don’t start planning in the middle of the semester. Start right now. You’ve already chosen all your units you are going to study for …
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Making Goals S.M.A.R.T.

As I mentioned on Monday, it’s important to have yearly goals but you also need to make sure S.M.A.R.T. goals, so you can continually really assess your progress and achieve your goals. You need to be making your goals S.M.A.R.T., that is they must be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based. If you haven’t heard …
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Maximise your Spare Time when Studying By Using Study Tools

Study Tools There are a lot of study tools you can get to make your studying easier.  Back in the day all you used to have is your trusty pen and paper and if you were lucky, a digital note taker. Now, there a plethora of apps and software available, study content now is often …
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Why not to study in the third semester

There are few good reasons not to study in the third semester but this first one is more important than the others.  And that is, you’ve already studied too much this year and you just need a break. Halfway during my Master’s degree I decided to study two units over the third semester as I …
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