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Dangers of Procrastination

Procrastination is dangerous. It robs us of getting the best out of ourselves. And the result is poorer results than we could have achieved if we gave our best effort. Christopher Parker said: Procrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill. By endlessly putting things off, we…
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Priority

Why You Need To Prioritise Early

The thing with semester and time for that matter, is that it can get away from you very easily which is why you need to prioritise early. Before you know it, you’ve hit week 6, have assignments due all over the place and don’t even have time to think about exams. That is why you…
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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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Why You Need To Have A Plan

You might be wondering why do I need to have a plan as far as study is concerned? Isn’t it all about showing up to lectures and doing assignments and exams? What do I really gain out of a plan? A plan is necessary for studying, especially if you are studying multiple subjects. If you…
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Snack Sized Goals

Making Snacks-Size Goals

What Are They? I discussed last week why you need to have S.M.A.R.T. goals, however this is not enough for you to achieve them. To be able to achieve your goals you need to divide them up into snack-sized portions. There are a couple of reasons for this: Yearly goals (and longer ones if you…
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Graduation Goal

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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Setting Yearly Goals

This is the time everyone starts making new years’ resolutions and most people dismiss these as something that gets started in January but has quickly fallen apart by February. Setting yearly goals are similar but there is one clear difference – you start with the end in mind. For example, if you have a new…
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