Mid or End-of-Course

Mid-/End-of-Course, Reflecting on Time Management Strategies

Mid-course

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Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by giuseppe

1. Follow a weekly schedule, like the you developed during the “SURVIVE: Mapping Your Week” activity, for at least four weeks.

2. Write a response to the following questions:

  • Where is most of your time going (social time, workout time, work, or class work)? Why?
  • Do you think you’re spending too much time in one area? Is it making other areas of your life suffer? How and/or why?
  • What changes can you make to accomplish a more balanced schedule?

3. Upload your reflection.

End-of-course

1. Examine the weekly schedules you developed and revised throughout the semester.

2.. Write a response to the following:

  • What changes did you make to your schedule over the semester, and what impact did those changes make on each area of your life (exercising, working, doing homework, socializing, sleeping, etc.)?
  • What will you do to improve time management in the upcoming semesters?

3. Upload your reflection.

End-of-Course, Reflecting on Your Course Experience

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Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Tristan Martin

1. Reflect on the following questions.

  • What surprised you this semester? Why?
  • Revisit the course goals and syllabus. Can you find traces of what surprised you within those documents?
  • Revisit your course goals and expectations. Do you still think they were appropriate for the class? Why or why not?

2. Write a one-page “How to Survive <insert course title>” document for students who take the course next term.

3. Upload your reflection and survival guide.

 

Mid-/End-of-Course, Sleeping and Learning

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Robert S. Donovan

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Robert S. Donovan

1. Research your sleeping for four weeks.

2. Each day reflect on the time you slept, your energy levels, and your experiences in class and/or while doing homework.

3. After four weeks, look back at your notes. Look for connections or trends associated with your sleeping and learning. Reflect upon what you learned about your sleeping and learning patterns.

4. Share your reflection.

Sleeping affects learning! Check out “‘Memory Pinball’ and Other Reasons You Need a Nap.”

Mid-/End-of-Course, Reflecting on Using Student Services

1. Schedule and attend at least one appointment/visit with a Student Success Service. 2. After you have completed at least one appointment with a Student Success Service, reflect on the following questions:

  • How useful was the service in helping you during your term?
  • What might you have done to help make the appointment more useful?

3. Share your reflection. ODU Student Support Services

Mid/End-of-Course, Reflecting on using Academic Services

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Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by C/N N/G

1. After you have completed at least two appointments with an Academic Service (either two appointments with the same service, or one appointment with two different services), reflect on the following questions:

  • How useful was the service in helping you complete your project (and/or taking your test)?
  • What might you have done to help make the appointment more useful?

2. Make a one-page advertisement for either the Academic Service, or the specific tutor you met with. Be sure to include information about:

  • how and why to make an appointment,
  • how to prepare for the appointment, and
  • how to follow-up on the appointment to best take advantage of what you learned.

3. Upload your advertisement.

 

Mid/End-of-Course, Reflecting on Studying Patterns

Mid-course

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Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Leticia

1. Examine your grades this semester, and reflect on your progress in your class (or your most challenging class). Write a response to the following prompts:

  • What are your studying strengths and weaknesses?

  • What study techniques do you think work best for the content in this class (practice, memorization, comprehensive review)?

  • Are you currently doing this technique? If so, is it working? If not, where can you fit it in your schedule?

2. Share your reflection.

End-of-Course

1. Review your mid-course reflection, and respond to the following:

  • In terms of your study techniques, do you think you strengthened your strengths and diminished your weaknesses this semester? Why or why not?

  • What study techniques will you continue to improve upon in future semesters, and how will you advance them?

2. Share your reflection.