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STAY AHEAD AUTUMN PROGRAMME 2011 . Getting going with your course work. Sara Steinke. Aims of the session. Reflect upon the key common barriers to starting coursework – and consider how to avoid them Getting motivated and planning your work

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Getting going with your course work

STAY AHEADAUTUMN PROGRAMME 2011

Getting going with your course work

Sara Steinke


Aims of the session
Aims of the session

  • Reflect upon the key common barriers to starting coursework – and consider how to avoid them

  • Getting motivated and planning your work

  • Reflect upon your present strengths in starting coursework, the areas for improvement that you are hoping for and the strategies that work best for you


Think about the following
Think about the following

  • What do you think are the most common barriers to starting coursework?

  • Which of these barriers have you experienced in your first term at Birkbeck?

  • What have you done to overcome these barriers?


You are not alone
You are not alone...

  • Procrastination

  • Perfectionism

  • Lack of self discipline

  • Worrying

  • Personal

  • Disorganisation

  • Lack of priorities

  • Inability to say ‘no’

  • Indecisiveness

  • Socialising (too much)

  • Intrusions (visitors, calls)

  • Not finding resources

  • Excessive family demands

  • Not able to contact people


Tricks for getting started see cottrell 2008 173
Tricks for getting startedSee Cottrell 2008: 173

  • Free writing

    Write all your ideas as fast as you can for three minutes,

    don’t bother about sentences or punctuation

  • Mind mapping

  • Talking

    Talk out loud to yourself, record/listen to yourself

  • Question banks

    What, where, when, why

  • Summing up in a few words/sentences


  • Look for different possible answers rather than ‘one

    solution’

  • Allow yourself to think of crazy suggestions

  • Suspend judgment on which ideas might be useful


Class activity brainstorming
Class activity: brainstorming

studying


Reflective active learning
Reflective/active learning

  • Write down the three most important

    things that you have learnt/thought about in

    this session? Why were they important to you?

    2. Are there any areas of improvement that

    you need to take action on? If so, what are

    you doing to do to improvement this aspect

    of your learning?


Recap of the session
Recap of the session

  • Identified the key common barriers to starting coursework – and received help and advice on how to avoid them

  • Discussed techniques for motivation and planning

  • Reflected upon your present strengths in starting coursework, the areas for improvement that you are hoping for and the strategies that work best for you


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