The learning habits and skills I need to become an excellent
student are time management and designating a quiet place. I need to have less
procrastination and plan specific times for school work. As of now, I wait until
the last minute to start on school assignments. I also have not designated area
to study or do school work, I usually sit in front of the TV while it is on. I believe
if I set a time to do school work and a quiet place I would avoid procrastinating
and concentrate more on my assignments.
• The learning habits
and skills I already have are taking notes, and recording lectures to review
randomly through out the day. I take notes or record the lectures I typically write
down three sections on a sheet of paper. One section is for overall note
taking, the other is to emphasis key points, and the final section is to
summarize the information and highlight the key points to review on what was
discussed. So, I would say organizing helps me retain and learn the information
• The learning habits
and skills I need to develop are developing a daily routine and to write down
realistic goals. Such as studying or doing school work in small increments throughout
my day. Generally, if I don’t set up a deadline, I won’t be motivated to do school
work on time. I believe being successful in school is an important part of
having a successful daily study routine.
• The plan I have for
developing and sustaining the learning habits I need to develop is to begin on
the right mindset to study smarter. I will aim to think positively when I study
and remind myself of my skills and abilities. I will find an ideal place to do
school work, to avoid distractions and be able to concentrate on school work. If
I am distracted with work or TV shows, then doing school work will be become a
frustration. Also setting a study plan that fits my work schedule. I will avoid
lengthy study sessions which have a habit of being overwhelming and increasing procrastination.
I will take small breaks, do some stretching and walking around as ways to revive
myself, since exercise creates blood flow throughout the body, and oxygen to the
brain, therefore making me feel more alert.