When I read “Becoming a Master Student”, I ask myself, what is important to me and what do I actually want to get out of this book? I never knew I could get this much information out of eight chapters than I did in a whole life time. I don’t plan on selling this book after the class is done or ever for that matter and there were a few methods that interested me and I will be talking about at least three of them. I feel Time management, effective note taking, and reading styles are the most important to me.
Time Management is very important to me because it seems I never have enough time to spend with my husband and child. I go to school from 8-12 Monday through Friday and when I get home my son goes to school from 12:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday, so I take advantage of that time to do some homework and try to spend time with my husband because he goes to work from 3:30-1 am every day. This is why I use time planning. It has helped me in figuring out when I do have time for my homework and when I can spend more time with my family. It keeps me on a schedule, which I like.
I also use a basic planning method in which I keep track of what needs to be done for homework on that particular day. I use an ABC to do list for chores I need to get done around the house for every day of the week. When I look and see that I have to clean the bathroom on Monday it makes me feel that I can’t back out because I have it in writing! An ABC to do list is good for me because it brings an order to my life which I need.
The seven-day anti-procrastination plan works the same way for me. I always procrastinate and it helps to look at that list and say to myself “okay girl, it’s Monday, and you’re going to do something and make it meaningful so you can have a great reward on Friday!” Rewards help me a lot too! I often find myself having to practically yell at myself to get up and do something productive. So what I found out that work...