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In this course, students will learn the basic mindset, skills, tools, and scheduling that you will need to set yourself up for success in university or college.
Place Yourself On The Path Of Success By Becoming An Organized And Productive Student.
Just what I needed! Each lecture is in small snippets and he offers concise tips for everything from making the most of class lectures, reading assignments, taking notes, etc....I'm excited about finally having the tools I need to develop better study habits instead of stressing by the third week of class that I'm going to fall behind on my papers — Anita Van Hal
Powerful Tips And Practices To Make You A Better Student
Going into university or college with this information will place you on the path of success. Too many students enter into post-secondary education with no knowledge of how to manage their time, how to learn from their mistakes, or how to be productive. Investing some time in learning these study skills will help students to get the most out of their education.
The knowledge, tricks, tips, and hacks learned in this course will help students to excel in their studies, and help them focus on learning the content of their courses.
Your style of teaching made me feel as if I was discovering these tools with you! Your teaching style made learning fun and memorable. This class has catalyzed the development of new patterns and skills in my study habits, research, and writing. Thank you and well done! — Jesse Richards
Content and Overview
I designed this course to be suitable for students who are just starting their post-secondary education, or those who are already in university or college but need some practical advice on how to study better.
Starting with the right mindset in your education is crucial. This course starts off with helping you to own and take charge of your education, so that you can get the most out of each and every course you take.
Post-secondary education is often an overwhelming experience, as students face an avalanche of homework. Students of this course will learn how to set up a master plan at the beginning of each semester so that every assignment gets done on time and with excellence.
Grade school does not always prepare students with the right skills necessary for university or college. 7 essential skills will be covered which will equip students to excel in their studies.
There are many tools available for students that can greatly aid them in their study, classwork, reading, notes, and productivity. The Right Tools section will highlight these for students.
Reading and Writing will take on new life for post-secondary students. This course will teach you how to be a better reader as well as help you to properly tackle major written assignments.
Often the biggest stumbling blocks for students is themselves. Whether it be their laptop or their smartphone, students distract themselves too much. This course will provide some tips and tricks to stay in the productive zone when studying.
At the end of this course, students will better understand what is in store for them at college or university, and will be equipped to create a master plan for tackling their homework, dominating assignments, and getting the most out of their readings and classes.
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|Section 1: The Right Mindset|
Some introductory comments to new students
This lecture talks about the right mindset that you need to have when entering into secondary education (part 1)
This lecture talks about the right mindset that you need to have when entering into secondary education (part 2)
Get Feedback This Way
|Section 2: Managing Homework|
This lecture tells you how to prepare your homework master plan in the very first week.
Managing Homework, pt.2
|Section 3: The Right Skills|
Introduction to the Skills Section
The library is your friend! Knowing how to use the library is an important skill that many students never learn - but you aren't most students!
Researching an assignment for university or college involves more than just googling it. Research is an important skill to have.
You will be doing a lot of written assignments, so you need to train like an athlete to get better at it.
Presentation software mentioned: Keynote, Powerpoint, Prezi (prezi dot com)
The 3 note-taking styles I refer to are:
- For PC, Microsoft One-note is probably the best outlining software
- For Mac, OmniOutliner stands at the top.
- Don't forget, pretty much every word processor has this capability
- Plenty of mobile apps do this great too
Mindmapping is a little more specialized in that you need an app specifically made to do it. Because I don't mind map a lot, I've stuck with the free version of MindJet. But if you really like this, I would check out this Lifehacker article highlighting some other mandmaps too.
|Section 4: The Right Tools|
Calendar & Homework Managers
Class → Notes → Flashcards
For even more information on the specifics of reference management software please check out my 2 blog posts on the subject:
[Important App Here]
|Section 5: How to Win at Reading & Assignments|
You are going to be reading A LOT. This lecture will help you understand the different type of reading, and how to be a better reader.
Written assignments is where you make or lost a lot of marks. You need to understand how best to tackle them. part 1.
For some tips on how to edit your own writing better, please check out my blog post on the subject here.
Dominate Major Written Assignments: the nitty gritty, pt.2
|Lecture 27||4 pages|
In this document, I detail how I read (non-fiction) books in order to gather information and process it so that it useful and usable to me later. I hope you enjoy!
|Section 6: Productivity, Baby!|
Going "Full Time"
Working in the Productive Zone
Things mentioned in the lecture:
Sounds: Coffitivity, Focus@Will
Social Media blocks: Anti-Social, Freedom app, leechblock
Be Your Own Taskmaster
|Section 7: Concluding Thoughts|
two recommended courses
A word of thanks
Dr. H. Daniel Zacharias is a professor, speaker, author, tech ninja, and is a full time professor at Acadia University.
Danny is passionate about productivity and utilizing technology effectively. He is a an avid reader on leadership, productivity, and business success. Danny has turned this passion in his life into eBooks for college and university students as well as Udemy courses.
Danny's training and full-time gig is in Biblical studies. He works hard to help people understand the message of the Bible and to teach them to be responsible readers. He is also passionate about utilizing emerging technology in education. This shows in his personal website, where he provides quality multimedia resources for learning Greek, including apps, videos, and songs, as well as his informational blog. Danny is a graduate of Providence College (BA), Acadia University (M.A., MDiv.) and Ph.D. (HTC/Aberdeen). He and his wife, Maria, live in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with their two sons, daughter, and cat.