All books on study skills mention time management and setting goals as key. Here's a quick way you can do so. Visualise it! You owe it to yourself to take some time during the day to form a mental picture of what you want to achieve for the day. A quick takeaway here is to exercise personal responsibility and commit time to processes that enable you to do things efficiently.
So which quadrant do you think you are in right now? The above table was adapted from Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Create a To-Do List
Do Only One Thing at a Time
Make Organisation Fun
Visual cues allow you to see what activities are coming up next and the progress you are making, encouraging consistency and self-accountability!
The long-lasting effects of the pandemic have impacted every aspect of our lives, and we have to adjust to the volatile new normal. Putting ourselves in this situation adds stress and anxiety, and we ought to prepare ourselves by learning how to cope with stress and anxiety in a healthy manner. Most of the time, it would do better for us to take time to care for our bodies and mind, enabling us to be the best versions of ourselves.
Here are some daily mental health tips by the LPAs for students who need support:
If ever you think these tips are not enough, please do not hesitate to seek professional help! A good place to start is your local health worker or SMU’s Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Centre. Helplines can also be a great source of support.
Here is a quick video that may help you discover your own way to self-care:
Classes are a major part of a student’s university life. Preparing for it involves some techniques, which are divided into three segments: Before, During, and After Classes.
The best time to start is NOW! Here are LPAs' ProTips for effective studying:
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