Cardinal Rule of Time Management: “Always carry around pocket work”
Adapted Hopper, Carolyn H. 2016. Practicing College Learning Strategies, 7th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Have you ever felt like there was not enough time in the day to finish your work? One way to get the most out of your day is to make use of the time you may be spending while waiting. For example, time during awkward gaps between classes, waiting in line at Dunkin Donuts in the Student Union, or waiting for a machine to open at the gym. In particular, these times can be spent on completing “pocket work” that you can be carried with you. These include:
- Review flashcards of terms or concepts on your upcoming quizzes and exams using apps like Quizlet, Flashcards+ by Chegg, and Study Blue
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- Print a copy of your homework and tackle some questions. If it is homework pertaining to science and mathematics, Wolfram Alpha is a knowledge engine that you can use to search related topics, as well as help you solve those tricky math problems! Wolfram Alpha is both an online resource (visit their website at https://www.wolframalpha.com/) and available for mobile devices in both the Google Play Store and App Store.
- If you have an audio recording of your lecture, take this time to go beyond memorizing the content by focusing on understanding the presented material. CSD offers various note-taking assistive technology that allows you to record your lectures while you write or type your notes, such as the Echo Smartpen, Audionote, and Sonocent Audionotaker!
- Create sound file of chapter summaries, review questions, or your course notes and store it on your preferred device! This method allows you to study while you are eating at the dining hall, working out at the gym, or waiting for your laundry to finish! CSD offers a software called Read&Write, which has a feature that converts text into an MP3 file.
Students interested in learning more, can either stop by or set up an appointment by contacting the Tech Team at 860-486-2020 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Certain technologies may only be available to students with a related approved accommodation.