Congratulations! Purchasing this app shows you are serious about your academic career and, more importantly, have a desire to improve your study habits. As with any habit, the only way to improve your behavior is through dedication, consistency, and HARD WORK. Study Habits is an app meant for students who are willing to put forth the effort to schedule study sessions and practice various study strategies.
Study Habits goes beyond the typical to-do lists, task managers, and calendars found in productivity apps. The key element that differentiates Study Habits from scheduler/organizer/planner apps is Study Habits encourages students to create a customized study plan for EACH of their assignments and exams, then prompts students to select study strategies to practice and learn.
There are 36 strategies available to choose from. Please remember: the strategies are a moot point if they aren't practiced, so be sure to schedule practice sessions! Here's a suggestion on how to schedule them...
Let's say it's August 1st, the beginning of the semester. You have a Chemistry midterm on October 15, which for some students may appear like a long time from now, but for those who are disinclined to study the mole and all its wonders, the midterm may be a thorn in your side. Being a proactive student, you schedule at least 1 study session a week to practice your academic habits. Holy moly, that's a lot of studying you say? Perhaps, but at the very least you can attribute your test score to effort/preparation rather than IQ/ability, and you'll likely improve your study habits along the way!
There are 6 study habits you can address: Memory, Reading Comprehension, Motivation, Writing, Time Management, and Stress/Anxiety.
Press the "Menu" button in the top left-hand corner of the calendar view --> press "Settings" --> press "Calendar Sync" --> turn Calendar sync On (turn button to the right) --> select the calendars you would like to sync
If the above suggestion does not work, press the "Settings" icon of your iPhone --> press "Privacy" --> press "Calendars" --> allow Study Habits access to your calendars (turn button to the right)
NOTE: If you're still experiencing problems after trying the above suggestions, you will need to check if you have added your calendar accounts to your phone. You can do this by pressing the "Settings" icon of you iPhone --> then press "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" --> your calendar accounts will show under the "Account" headings; if not, you will need to add them by pressing "Add Account" --> then follow the prompt to add your desired calendar accounts
There are 10 levels to reach, which are based on the amount of achievements you earn each semester. (There are roughly 50 achievements total.) Practice more study habits to earn more achievements!
Sophomore – Level 1, Junior – Level 2, Senior – Level 3, Graduate – Level 4, Honors – Level 5, Dean’s List – Level 6, Cum Laude – Level 7, Magna Cum Laude – Level 8, Summa Cum Laude – Level 9, Master – Level 10
S.M.A.R.T. goals – ones that are Specific, Measurable, Action oriented, Realistic, and Timely - have been found to increase motivation in students. For example, "I want to get good grades" is not a SMART goal and does not elicit action. "I will earn a 4.0 GPA this semester by studying everyday for at least 1.5 hours" is a SMART goal.
8. How will starring my tasks help me?
Star assignments and exams to organize them into a simple, user-friendly list for you to view. If you're a fan of viewing tasks in a chronological list rather than on a calendar, then starring tasks is for you.
Prioritizing tasks is the key to effective time management. High priority tasks are important and urgent, medium priority tasks are important and not urgent, and low priority tasks are less in importance or urgency.
High Priority: Important/Urgent (reviewing for your midterm)
Medium Priority: Important/Not Urgent (essay due in a month)
Low Priority: Not Important/Urgent (friends call you to watch a movie) or Not Important/Not Urgent (checking your Facebook profile)
The book Motivation & Learning Strategies for Academic Success (4th ed.) by Dembo and Seli is a great resource to learn more about strategies that aid academic success. The book has been used at the University of Southern California to help incoming freshman transition into college and learn academic skills.
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