Educational learning activities at Casvi do not only consist of giving information, explaining concepts and proposing exercises to check if they have been understood. We also work on the different study techniques or methods that can be used to make the effort used profitable. The question is: How can we plan our time? Starting from the premise that our IB methodology favours it, it is a fact that the teaching of study skills has a marked effect on students’ learning.
Our Guidance Department at Casvi, as well as our teachers and students, offer us these keys to plan our time:
“One hour of class equals one hour of study”. In addition:
These are the steps to take when planning our time in order to achieve educational success. To be successful, it is necessary to distribute the time correctly: divide it throughout the course instead of studying the days before the exam and prepare a study calendar.
Not all students need to devote the same amount of time to study. It has to be adapted to personal possibilities and limitations.
Planning should be perceived at a glance.
A buffer time should be available to avoid non-compliance with the schedule in case of unforeseen situations.
If we do it, we have advantages to plan our time : it clarifies ideas, helps to fix them in the mind, allows them to be placed in sight, reinforces personal commitment to carry them out.
It should be distributed in maximum sessions of 50 minutes with rest intervals of 10 to 15 minutes between sessions.
It is advisable to schedule activities of medium difficulty first, followed by those of high difficulty. The tasks that are easiest to complete should be completed.
School success = Ability + Interest + Study techniques + Time spent + Persistence + Self-confidence.