academic success strategies
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Kelsey MacPherson & Jessica Nolan
Quadrant I (Important and Urgent):
Quadrant II (Important and Not Urgent):
Quadrant III (Not Important and Urgent):
Quadrant IV (Not Important and Not Urgent):
Effective self-management is choices that maximize the time spent in quadrants I & II. These choices can be managed daily in forms of Monthly Calendars, Next Action Lists, and Tracking Forms.
Next Action Lists
Alyssa LePage (pg 101) was not sure how to manage college work but started to keep a monthly calendar in her room and wrote everything down which allowed her to become organized and allowed her to succeed.
“To be disciplined or non disciplined is a choice you make every minute and every hour of your life. Discipline is nothing more than the process of focusing on any chosen activity without interruption until that activity is complete.” - Charles J. Givens
Holt Boggs (pg. 107) was struggling in his electronics class, he started using a 32-day commitment program and studied more frequently and succeeded in the class.
Create a Success Identity
Celebrate your Successes and Talents
Visualize Purposeful Actions
You are responsible for your own time and actions. Being a creator and using your time well will result in positive feedback and positive attitudes. Choosing to procrastinate and cram will up the stress level and decrease efficiency.