Change is an inevitable constant forever altering and shaping the world around us. Bulky typewriters have been replaced by smaller and sleeker computers; VHS tapes have become a thing of the past, replaced by DVDs (which are being replaced by digital downloads); and bulky TVs and massive CRT monitors have become relics of a forgotten era. The modern era is changing all the time, and it’s become impossible to maintain the standard way of doing things. The old ways are not able to keep up with the speed of change. The only way to give yourself a competitive advantage in the global market is to become an agent of change yourself.
Becoming a straight-A student is a book written by Cal Newport that outlines strategies for basic studying skills, preparing for exams, and writing papers. It’s a book intended for college students but can be applied to high school to graduate students for keeping track of time and study materials.
For this blog post, we are only going to cover time management part of the section Study Basics as it pertains to management systems that we think is very helpful to students. There are three parts to study basics: time management, procrastination, and study settings. Below is the summary map of the Study Basics.
An array of metal gear cogs and components.
Mind is a creative, multidimensional, imagination factory that cranks out limitless thoughts instantly, continuously, consciously and even subconsciously. There is at least one thought striving for attention on your mind. As humans, such process is a natural mind activity. Nevertheless, if not managed efficiently, your mind will subconsciously make you feel that you have a ton of things to do; and heighten your anxiety for things that are even insignificant. It is undoubtedly that the mind has the innate ability to keep track of things that need to be done, but keeping track of all these things as well as transforming them into actions in timely manner can be very intricate and demanding for the mind. The keys to unlock this complex situation are below stated, explained with illustrations in a bid to enhance elucidation.
MindMapper, Visual Thinking
Don’t agree with the conclusion of the article, but an interesting read nonetheless.
Why do we have to rest? Meet your brain’s janitorial staff.
Convert MS Word to a mind map. Before you import, make sure that your document is laid out in a hierarchical format to match the mind map levels. For example, Word document’s Title, Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3 will correspond to mind map’s Central Title, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3. Please note that you can only have 1 title in a Word document as you can only have 1 central title in a mind map. Text written in Normal style imports as Note.
Convert map to a table for a more traditional view.