Studying & Organization

One of my main concerns about going to university when I made the decision to go was the fact that I have very little for either organizational or study skills. It’s something I have just never developed. I was horrible at it in high school and that was over 20 years ago now (wow, how time flies!) and I have never really developed any skills in that regard since then.

Like most people, I have had to train for my job(s) in the past and sometimes even had tests or things I had to complete in order to graduate to a full employee, but I have never really had any issues because I have never really gone for any jobs that really challenge me. I’ve stuck to things I know and am good enough at, to not have to worry.

Is that laziness? I don’t know… maybe?

I am hoping that I will develop these skills more as I go, however, it’s something that causes me a lot of anxiety. In the past its always been something that has held me back, caused me to not get the grades I am capable of getting because I am smart enough. I just don’t really know sometimes how to apply myself. How to organize and schedule study time, how to sit for any length of time without getting distracted, how to organize what I am reading, or learning into notes that I can review later when I need to before a quiz or test. All things I just don’t really know how to do.

If anyone is any good at that I would love to hear your tips and tricks or if you’ve made a post about it I would love the link…

I am hopeful that I can do this. In fact, I know I can and I know I will. The issue for me is just how to get there. I have never been more sure of something in my life. I know I can do this and I know I will. I just don’t have a clue how to achieve this. Struggling with chronic fatigue and chronic pain probably won’t help, but again I am determined and know that getting up, getting out, and getting moving helps so much with controlling my fatigue and pain. I hate when I know I need to do something. I know the start point, I know the endpoint, but I have no idea how to get from A to B.

Am I alone in this? I’m going to assume not.

6 thoughts on “Studying & Organization

  1. I know many universities and colleges these days offer tutorials and help to new students about exactly these issues. You should check with Athabaska U about what they have available to assist in this area — I bet they have something!
    Debra She Who Seeks recently posted…Who Owns the Rainbow?

    1. That’s a good idea. I have access to their library as well as linked-in learning through them and I also have my academic advisor and tutor so I am sure they likely have something. I will check. Thanks for the idea!
      Kirsten recently posted…Studying & Organization

  2. I know what you mean about organising studies, I also have problems to sit down and study without getting distracted, and to focus again after being distracted. The only thing I can say is to make a schedule for your time so that you also make time for fun and relaxing things you want to do, and that certain hours are dedicated to certain tasks. I don’t know if that helps, but I believe in it..

    1. I think you’re right and that this would help. I am struggling a bit with how much time to devote to school vs other things and also when to schedule the hours because I’d like to align it with Edwards schedule somewhat, but his shifts are different every week. I’m going to have to try one way I guess and then maybe the other and see which works better. Thanks for the suggestions. Hope you’re doing well.
      Kirsten recently posted…Studying & Organization

  3. I wish I had some advice here but I have always been really bad at studying, and I mostly got by that that I could just remember things well (back then) and I would just re-read what I needed to study enough. That doesn’t seem to work on math, but I was bad at that, and I have no organization skills unless you could mess lol.
    Tiffany recently posted…Of Words and Work to Be Done

    1. I think it’s something I am just going to have to work on developing over time I guess. I am going to see if I can find any free courses or videos or even blog posts online about it. Thanks for commenting though!
      Kirsten recently posted…Studying & Organization

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