Welcome to the notes from my first Math SCOPE! Depending on how this goes in the future I may make these more detailed. If people like this set up, who knows where this will go next week/month/year. For now, this is just the notes I used to speak today.
SMART Study Goals
– Specific. Goals like “STUDY” are horrible.
– Measurable. Be clear if you’ve done it or not
– Actionable. Start with a action verb like “DO” or “TRY” or “CALCULATE”
– Realistic. But outside your comfort zone. Start with crazy and dial it back.
– Time Bound. Always have a due date.
Examples of bad goals
– I will study tonight
– I will learn 1.1
Examples of good goals
– I will do 20 questions from the worksheet posted that covers 1.1 content, checking whether I got them right or wrong 5 at a time, and I will do this before midnight tonight.
– I will attempt to write solutions for questions 19-25 in section 1.1 before class with Rob on Thursday so that I can ask him how I did on them when I see him.
3 Steps to make good quality goals for studying
- Write out your schedule for the days until the exam (or next milestone – midterm, assignment due, whatever)
- Write high level SMART goals for what you will do each day until then
- Choose a small time interval (maybe from now until your next class) and then write more specific SMART goals for those days (today, tomorrow maybe)