Some of the effective study skills that I learned from different resources and also applied to my learning process include note-taking, time management, active listening, revision planning, preparing answers for the exams, etc. Almost every day, I encounter such situations where I find the implication of these techniques within my study premises and apply the appropriate technique to handle the situation in a more effective manner. For instance, today I have to write to complete the weekly assignment that is to write an essay upon any topic of my own interest.
The guidelines provided by Barret et al (2008, p169) help me a lot in completing this task. The researchers explain basic steps of essay writing and I follow these steps. After deciding the main topic, I analyzed its title and main thesis and then proceed towards collecting material for the essay. During the reading, I take noted and plan the structure of my essay. After writing the essay, I proofread and edit it to assure it is perfect structure-wise and deliver my intended tone. In this way, I use a study technique and succeed to write a well-organized essay following simple and helpful steps of essay writing.
The day was very busy and I was feeling too much tired and pressurized because there is little time left to appear in the exams and there are a lot of things to do. At this point, I use my time management skills that I learned from the reading of Marks-Beal (2009, p45). At first, I listed out the tasks that I have to complete before the exams and then arranged these tasks according to the first priority. After that, I made the plan to start working on these tasks one by one. There were some writing projects and I have also to read certain books and other material to prepare for answering exams questions. I started with the reading and keep on taking notes that later help me during the writing work.
There were too many things to do in a short time and I started feelingnbsp.stressed.nbsp.