Good News 😄 A Study Plan that Works


If you’re not learning English as quickly as you would like to or if you feel like your Fluency is stuck at the same level then It is partly because of your study routine in this English lesson I am going to share with you how to improve your study routine to Facilitate your English learning so that you can learn English easier and much faster The best thing is that it’s actually enjoyable to have a good study routine and it’s free Creating a good study routine doesn’t cost anything So follow my advice if you’d like to improve your English speaking skills. I’m going to share my own suggestions for your English study routine I’m going to share a special formula that I’ve created for my own study routine and what a study routine should be and should not be if you’d like to learn more with me in the complete go natural English course for Fluency and confidence in English. The wait list to join is now open. You can join the waitlist at gonaturalenglish.com Pre-reg you’ll get information about the benefits of the course and a notification when registration opens now Let’s talk about your study routine. What’s really interesting is that study routines are? Really not talked about in most English classes or any kind of classes at all Yet they are so critically important to successfully learning any subject So this is a very important thing to master a study routine Means time that you set aside to study Consistently a routine means something that you do over and over so it’s not a one-and-done Activity a study routine could refer to how you study by the hour The day by the week the month the year, but hopefully you’re studying more than once a year So we’re gonna talk more about how to develop your daily study routine It’s proven to be more effective to study a little bit Every day than to cram once a week or before a big event The idea is to make your routine consistent over time so that it becomes a habit Something that is easy and automatic for you something that becomes part of your lifestyle Let’s talk about what a good study routine is and is not you might think that a study routine is painful and boring but it’s not a good study routine is actually enjoyable and easy Something that you can do consistently over time So it’s actually better to commit to less study time That would be easy for you to meet and exceed Rather than trying to commit to too much study time and set yourself up for failure So let’s set you up for success if you think that you could dedicate 30 minutes per day to studying English well Let’s start with 20 minutes a day because that’s something that I know you will be successful at and then if you exceed 20 minutes and study for 30 You’re gonna feel really good about yourself. So it’s better to start shorts or small with your study time and develop consistency so that each day builds on the last a good study routine means you’re focused on one thing only you’re not checking social media or email or Reading something while you’re listening to something else multitasking is Really bad during study time. So make sure you’re not talking to a friend on the phone or Unless they’re helping you study, but you really have to be focused on one thing and the really interesting thing Is that the more you focus the last? It takes to master that task your study sessions should be building up Towards a larger goal over time one big mistake that I’ve seen a lot of English learners make is that they just sit down at their desk during study time without any real goal and they say Okay. I’ve been sitting here for 20 minutes. That means I’ve studied for 20 minutes. Why am I not learning? Well, it’s because you don’t know where you’re going with your studies. You don’t have a goal in mind And so that’s why you’re not really learning Just having your butt in your seat at your desk is the first step, but after that We really need to have a plan I’m gonna talk more about that towards the end of this lesson and really your study routine should be enjoyable Some people think that studying has to be difficult. It has to be painful has to be a challenge Yes, it can be a challenge. But how about a good challenge? Have you ever enjoyed? Achieving something that was difficult I think actually we enjoy achieving things that are more difficult if it’s super easy Well, we still can enjoy them, but maybe not as much So anyway, you should make your study time enjoyable by having some Consistent enjoyable thing that you do while you study for example I enjoy having a cup of coffee or tea or maybe you start your study session with some music that you enjoy Preferably music that does not have lyrics in it because that can distract your mind while you’re studying so maybe some some classical music or electronic music that you enjoy a good study routine is not Actually super ambitious because this sets you up for failure Don’t write down in your calendar that you’re going to study for three hours every day when you know, that’s not realistic Make sure that your study time is super realistic and achievable For you in your present life Don’t try to do too much at once Because you might get burnt out and that is not the result that you want a good study session is not Just sitting at your desk. Remember we have to have a goal and a good study routine is Not painful. It should be something that you actually look forward to doing as I mentioned You can help train your brain to look forward to your study routine by involving a cup of coffee or tea or a song that you enjoy or Always have a special space that’s consistent for your study routine Maybe you make your desk really pretty by putting some pictures on it that you like for my own study routine I’ve created an acronym that spells used Too because I get used to my study routine and that makes it a habit. I Understand my bigger goals. I Schedule my studies for the same time each day that helps me to build a routine. I Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. I develop my skills over time I try new materials to challenge myself and I own my Results, I understand that I’m responsible for the outcome of my study sessions that spells used to So you could use this acronym if you find it helpful for you to here’s an example of how I would suggest You set up your English study time first write down your big English goals may be something like you want to be fluent in English so that you can give a presentation at school or at work or Whatever your big goal is don’t be shy write it down to break down that goal into weekly and daily Study sessions that will help you reach that bigger goal over time. Take your time with this again It’s better to write down your study sessions moving more slowly Than to rush yourself and maybe not give yourself enough time third choose materials that can help you reach your goals Watch go natural English videos or outside of go natural English. You could find TV shows movies Podcasts songs or other media in that help you to develop your vocabulary and fluency next test your understanding How much of these materials are you really understanding 5 try your own? Examples, of course when you’re learning English You don’t only want to be able to listen and read right? You want to be able to write and speak to express yourself as well? Now this is where you need help from someone else But there’s one way that I do suggest getting feedback on your own which is to record yourself Speaking because often when you listen to yourself on playback, you can catch your own mistakes similarly with writing you can Proofread your own writing and you often will catch your own mistakes This is a great way for you to give yourself feedback even before consulting your teacher next give yourself time to reflect on your Accomplishments how far you have come in English so far how much you have learned and then decide? what you want to learn tomorrow and Finally number 8 build each day after you reflect on your progress You can decide what you want to work on more tomorrow as you build a really successful great study routine be patient with yourself and Understand that when you enjoy the journey of building your English skills, you will be more successful More easily much faster it all comes down to building a good habit and a good study routine So, I hope that this was helpful for you. Thank you so much for watching Let me know if you have any questions if you’re watching here on youtube, and you haven’t yet? Subscribed to go natural English then click on that big red subscribe button So you don’t miss another great image lesson here. Thanks so much for watching. Bye for now

Scientists Reveal New Study Tips That Actually Work


You
have a test coming up and you should be studying but you’re procrastinating, distracting
yourself by watching the Infographics Show. Luckily for you, this episode is a useful
one for your situation. If you’re struggling to figure out how to
study more effectively, we can help you out. While we’re at it, we may as well go into
depth and cover the science behind learning to better understand how to absorb information,
not just memorize. How do we learn and what are the mechanisms
of action that lead to a new level of understanding? Also, what did a bobo doll in the 1960’s
show us about human behavior? What we’re about to explain to you is powerful
information so we suggest you use it wisely and don’t abuse it! In the late 1800’s, Russian Psychologist,
Ivan Pavlov, was studying salivation in dogs in response to food when he discovered something
utterly unique for the time. He had already predicted that his dogs would
salivate in response to being given food. That was a given! But what Pavlov did not anticipate was that
his dogs would salivate just from the sound of the footsteps of someone delivering the
food. That’s when he had the idea to measure salvation
from stimuli associated with food, not just the food itself. With this, the concept of classical conditioning
was born. The ring of a bell on its own isn’t going
to make a dog’s mouth water. But what Pavlov discovered is that you can
teach a dog to react by pairing the sound of a bell with food. When associated, the dogs learned to start
salivating at the sound of a bell. This was not done consciously. Rather, it was the inner workings of the dogs’
minds that figured out that the ringing was an indication of the impending arrival of
their dinner. In this way, the dogs learned to adopt a new
behavior without realizing they were doing it. This can also be applied to humans. If you’ve ever watched the popular show,
The Office, you may remember the episode when Jim offers Dwight an Altoid every time his
computer reboots. After repeated exposure, Dwight holds his
hand out, not realizing why he suddenly expects to be given an Altoid after hearing Jim’s
computer reboot. Jim asks, “what are you doing?” and Dwight
answers, “I don’t know. My mouth tastes so bad all of a sudden.” Dwight was unknowingly conditioned to anticipate
fresh, minty breath every time he heard the familiar sound of the computer across from
him. Following Pavlov’s infamous experiment was
John Watson in the early 1900’s. In a time before ethical considerations, a
baby known as “Little Albert” was introduced to a furry, little, white rat before being
subjected to the obnoxious, distressing sound of a gong. At first, Little Albert was not afraid of
the rat. He was even initially amused by the creature. But after numerous pairings of the rat with
the gong, the baby began to cry upon seeing the animal, learning to feel afraid. This taught us a lot about how we develop
phobias to various things. Watson asserted that we are not born afraid,
but that fear is induced in us through association. For instance, you may be terrified of cockroaches
but that may only be because, when you were young, you watched your mother react by screaming
every time she saw one of those creepy crawlies. In this way, she taught you to be afraid of
them by pairing the sight of the cockroach with a fear response. But don’t be too hard on your mom for this. Odds are, it wasn’t intentional. She was just behaving naturally. And who could blame her? Anyone would do the same. Those things are gross! Unless you give it a diamond studded collar
of course. Now, let’s move on to psychologist, Albert
Bandura’s social learning theory. He believes that learning is a social process,
conducted through observation. To demonstrate this, he used a bobo doll. In 1961, the famous Bobo doll experiment was
conducted on children to measure the extent at which behavior was learned by watching
others. Some children were assigned to watch a clip
of an adult being nice to a bobo doll while others watched an adult committing violence
against it. The children were then placed in a room with
the bobo doll in order to see what they would do with it. Findings showed that the kids imitated the
behavior they’d seen prior to interacting with the doll. Some even improvised, adding their own creative
ideas along with the process. For example, a kid might have picked up a
toy gun and pretended to shoot at the doll despite only witnessing the adult punch and
kick it. This was huge in demonstrating how humans
learn to adopt observed behaviors by watching others. With this, the concept of a role model is
taken to a whole new level. Bandura explains four processes to learning. First there is attention or the degree to
which the behavior is noticed. In order to imitate a behavior, that behavior
first has to grab your attention. This is pretty straight forward. Next is retention or how well the behavior
is remembered. You may initially notice the behavior but
perhaps it doesn’t entirely sink in or register for a long period of time. If it isn’t remembered, you don’t imitate
it. Third is reproduction or your ability to perform
the behavior that the model demonstrated. Sometimes we’d like to imitate someone’s
behavior, but we are limited by our physical ability and can’t. You may see someone do a back flip and wish
you could do it, but you’re stumped. Finally, there’s motivation, our willingness
to perform the behavior. If the reward of performing the action outweigh
the cost, we are more likely to do it. For example, if you see that a guy dressing
well attracts a lot of girls to him, you may feel inclined to also start dressing better
because you’ve witnessed the reward from doing so. Okay, so now for the big question: what do
all these theories tell us about studying? What does the science behind learning teach
us with regards to how to study more effectively? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We rounded up some tips drawn from decade’s
worth of research. Here’s how the science says you should study
if you want to better assimilate the information and get that big, fat A+ on your next exam. First, it may surprise you to know that cramming
for a test last minute is not helpful. Trying to squeeze in a bunch of information
into a one- or two-night study session will not do you any good. The consensus states that spacing out study
sessions over time is way more effective for long-term learning. So, for instance, if you need to spend a total
of 12 hours on a subject, it’s best to spend three hours per week across the span of a
month before your test than to cram all 12 hours into one week. Now, maybe in the past, you’ve done just
fine on your tests after cramming but, odds are, you don’t remember the material as
well in the long run. Thus, if you want the cost of your college
tuition to be more worthwhile, space out your time in the library. At any rate, spending three hours at a time
hitting the books and then enjoying the rest of the night off binge watching videos on
YouTube is way more fun than a long, brutal, drawn-out 12-hour session. We should also mention that you’re more
likely to remember the first and final parts of what you study. The time spent in the middle tends to get
lost in the shuffle more easily. You can see this for yourself if you try to
memorize a large list of numbers and then try to recall what you remember. Chances are good that the numbers you spew
out mostly come from the beginning and end of that list. Thus, a longer study session means that less
information is retained in-between starting and finishing. That means more time wasted. Next, mixing subjects is best. If you have to study for more than one class,
the science says it’s better to switch on subjects while studying rather than focus
on a single subject for a long period of time. Why is this exactly? The explanation for it is that mixing or interweaving
subjects is key in learning, forgetting and relearning, which helps cement information
in the brain for the long term. You may study the answer to a history question,
move on to something else and then you relearn the answer to that same question and think,
“oh, right! I knew that.” The more often you have to remember something,
the more important your brain considers it. Thus, it becomes better stored for easier
access and future retrieval. Mixing subjects while studying also forces
students to pay attention to similarities and differences between the things they’re
trying to learn, which gives them an improved understanding of the material. So, don’t just block your study sessions
based on the topic. Feel free to switch off back and forth between
them. The learning theories we covered also centralize
around an important theme. That is, we tend to learn and remember lessons
that are more emotionally provoking or that are significant to us in some way, shape or
form. Try to incorporate some meaning to your study
materials. Find a way to connect some aspect of what
you’re learning to something personal in your own life. This will help the information feel more real
to you and make it more memorable. Applications of theoretical material to real-life
situations and scenarios also make the content easier to understand. For instance, if you’re trying to learn
a difficult math concept, try relating it back to something in your daily life. If you’re trying to figure out a percentage
question, for example, think about when you go shopping at the mall and you have to calculate
prices in your head when something is advertised as half off or 30% off. Then relate that information back to the question
in front of you. If you’re studying vocabulary, consider
the meaning of each word and try to use it in a sentence or two that applies to a situation
that is relevant to you. Let’s say your word is “misanthrope.” You could say something like, “My neighbor
is a ‘misanthrope’ because he surrounds his yard with a barbed wire fence to keep
others away. That and he wouldn’t hand out candy during
Halloween, which I’m feeling pretty salty about.” There you have it. Now you get the idea. Teaching others is also a useful tool in cementing
the information into your long-term memory. This is because, when you have to teach a
subject, you’re forced to think in-depth about it. You have to describe it in a way that will
help the other person understand, which, in turn, strengthens your own knowledge. Also, your student may ask questions that
push the bounds of your proficiency, forcing you to think deeply about the answer, further
grounding the information into your head. The final tip on this list is to test yourself
on your knowledge. If you just engage in repeated reading, without
quizzing yourself on the chapters, you get a false sense of familiarity. You feel like you know the material. But retrieving the material is an entirely
different matter. Thus, testing yourself on your knowledge by
forcing yourself to ask and answer questions lets you know what more you still need to
cover and what you’ve already grasped. Do you find this information helpful to you? What did you find most interesting about the
theories behind learning? Let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video
called Why Would a Scientist Inject Himself with 3.5 Million Year Old Bacteria?! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
forget to like, share, and subscribe. See you next time

How to Use Office Hours | Study Tips | Corson Technique


Hello, my Socratica Friends. We’re here to help you be a GREAT student. Let’s talk about what you do when you don’t
know WHAT to do. You’re stuck. You’ve looked at your homework assignment
until your eyes are crossed, and you want to give up. Don’t give up! There’s help out there. But do you know how to use it? In a lot of our Study Tips videos, we tell
you to go to your TA or your Professor’s Office Hours. But there’s more to it than just showing up. Today, let’s talk about how to make the
most of this important resource. Teachers LOVE to see students who are working
hard. They love to help them over that last hurdle. But are you actually doing YOUR part before
you show up asking for help? How often has this happened to you: You raise
your hand in class during a test, to ask about a test question you “Just don’t get.” Your teacher comes over and reads the problem
to you. SUDDENLY you get it! It makes perfect sense now! Mmm-Hmmm. That’s a little embarrassing, right? It’s a sign that you DIDN’T do all the
work you needed to before you asked for help. There’s a method you should apply for this
very situation! It’s called the CORSON TECHNIQUE. Dale Corson was a Physics Professor at Cornell
University. He became the Dean of its College of Engineering,
and eventually Cornell University’s 8th President! He was also the co-discoverer of the element
astatine. Smart guy. He knew a LOT about what it took to be a successful
student. Dale Corson’s advice was directed primarily
towards math & science students, but really it applies to any complex subject. Basically, work through the material carefully,
sentence by sentence or equation by equation, in order to PINPOINT where your understanding
breaks down. When you do your work, don’t expect that
you will be able to march straight through every question. There will be places where you get confused. Stop and do a little self-diagnosis. Is there a keyword or vocabulary term you
can look up in the glossary? Write that definition out. Is there a similar problem you worked in your
class notes? Make a note of that. Reread your notes, and see if that allows
you to understand where you got lost. But let’s say you’re still confused. Here’s how to tell if you’re just rushing
through some detail, and that’s why you’re stuck. Set a short timer. Let’s say 10 minutes, no more. SLOWLY reread the sentences in your textbook
leading up to your stuck point. SLOWLY rework similar problems. SLOWLY reread that part of your class notes. If you still haven’t unraveled the problem
yet, take a break. You should be taking breaks anyway, if you’re
using the Pomodoro Technique, which we strongly recommend! Go outside and get some fresh air. Drink some water. Do some stretches. When you come back, you might see the problem
with fresh eyes! Ahh, what a relief. Now it makes sense. But wait, you say. I still really, really don’t get it. Okay. That happens sometimes. That’s when you turn to your friends. Do you have a study group? A classmate you like to bounce ideas off of? That should be your next step. They might have a different perspective. By the way, if you need help studying,you
should check out our other study tips videos. We’ve collected all our best study tips on our
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find all our best study tips, all together in one place. We built this site with Wix. It was easy! We started with one of their templates
and then we personalized it with our own colour scheme, dragging and dropping our artwork and videos. Follow the links in the description below. Now, back to the issue at hand! And what if your study friends are just as
clueless as you are? Okay. NOW we’re in “Ask the Professor” territory. If you’re really lucky, you might have regularly
scheduled Office Hours with your TA or Professor for just these kinds of problems. This is free expert tutoring! Please take advantage of this resource. Not only will it save you hours of anguish
and needlessly low grades, attending Office Hours is also a great way to connect personally
with your instructors. Remember, at some point you will need letters
of recommendation, or an introduction for a job. Showing up to Office Hours and letting your
instructor see how serious you are about your education is a great way to make the right
kind of impression. Now you’re at Office Hours. What do you do there? Here’s what NOT to do:
DON’T just sit there and say nothing, while other students bring up interesting questions. You’ll look like a big mooch, taking advantage
of everyone else’s hard work. You should bring at least one serious question
with you to every Office Hours. DON’T plunk your book down in front of your
instructor and say “I just don’t get it.” They’ll say – “what is giving you trouble,”
and you say “Everything.” You’re acting like they have time to RE-TEACH
the ENTIRE course to you. This is so lazy. Don’t bother showing up to Office Hours
if you’re just going to be lazy. DON’T say “What EXACTLY is this problem
asking?” Interpreting the question is YOUR job. Again, you’re expecting your instructor
to do the work for you. I know, I know, there are no stupid questions. Except for this one. The truth is, you don’t really have a question yet. You haven’t done your work to understand
the problem in the first place. So here’s what you’re GOING to do. You’re going to show up to Office Hours
prepared. You’re going to use the Corson Technique,
and bring the questions you’ve collected with you. Documentation is an important part of the
Corson technique. Write down what you tried, and exactly where
you got stuck. Now, your instructor has something to work
with. You’ve shown that you’ve done your part. If your professor doesn’t offer regular
Office Hours, you may still be able to make an appointment to ask for help. If that’s the case, it’s EVEN MORE important
that you come prepared. Try to collect all your questions together
before you make the appointment, so you can both make the most of this time. Remember – be polite. Professors are incredibly busy. But they do want to see you succeed. Make sure you are a good partner in the process! That’s the deal, my Socratica Friends. Work very hard first. THEN ask for help. Make Dale Corson proud. Do this, and you’re well on your way to
being a GREAT STUDENT. We hope you find this series helpful. If you would like to see us make these videos
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PRODUCTIVITY HACK #1: DEEP WORK


What’s up guys ? Today, I’m going to be talking about the first productivity hack in my new productivity hack series. This hack is known as Deep Work. Deep Work was actually coined by Cal Newport, an assistant professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. He received his PhD from MIT and is the author of several phenomenal books. This video is inspired by his book titled “Deep Work” Book defines Deep Work as professional activities performed in the state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill and are hard to replicate. Examples of deep work would include: studying, writing a book, making music or solving a new and tough problem. On the contrary, shallow work is defined as non-cognitively demanding, logistical style tasks
often performed while distracted. These efforts tend to not create much new value in the world and are easy to replicate Examples of shallow work would include scrolling through social media, doing easy homework problems, organizing data in Excel or answering emails. People who spend more time engaged in deep work activities will be more productive and accomplish more than people who are constantly engaged in shallow work. Dr. Newport argues that the practice of deep work
will enable you to Learn difficult things quicker and
create to the best of your ability. In this video, I’ll go over why you should care and some best practices for incorporating deep work into your life. So, why should you care? The main idea behind deep work is to eliminate all distractions and to focus intently on a single subject or task for an extended period of time Dr. Newport argues that the ability to work deeply is becoming the most valuable asset for a worker in our knowledge economy at the same time that it is becoming increasingly rare. The explosion of the Internet, social media and non-stop advertisement has created a world in which the vast majority of people are in a state of constant distraction. In order to be the best student or worker we can be, it is important that we learn to work deeply. This ability will boost your grades and have companies knocking at your door to hire you Now let’s go over a concept called flow. When the brain is allowed to work on a task without distraction it eventually enters a state of “flow”. The term flow was created by a Hungarian psychologist whose name I can’t pronounce so I’m just going to put it on the screen. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia about flow. In positive psychology flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by
complete absorption in what one does. Most of you have probably experienced flow before.
It’s that feeling of being in the zone. Deep work doesn’t only put you in a state of flow,
but it will actually make you happier. According to the hungarian psychologist whose name I can’t pronounce, being in a state of flow is more likely to make you happier than having free time. Here is his exact quote. “Ironically, jobs are actually easier to enjoy than free time because like flow activities they have built-in goals, feedback rules and challenges, all of which encourage one to become involved in one’s work, to concentrate and lose oneself in it. Free time on the other hand is unstructured and requires much greater effort to be shaped into something that can be enjoyed.” Let’s talk about incorporating deep work into your life. Start by picking certain days weeks or months that you will dedicate to deep work. During these periods of time, you can’t engage in any shallow work at all such as social media, emailing, watching TV, going to meetings, etc. This time should only be dedicated to focused learning, growing and the solving of tough problems. For example,
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Some people may choose to go on longer deep works stretches, like maybe from Monday to Friday every week or every other month. A Swedish psychologist
by the name of Anders Ericsson
wrote a paper in 1993 where he essentially revealed that someone who is new to deep work will probably only be able to do it for an hour, while veterans can work deeply for close to four hours. So maybe start small, then increase the amount of time you intend to work deeply as you get more accustomed to it. After you pick a time, you need to pick a location The location should be somewhere relatively quiet and free from distraction. That means there should be no TVs, computers or music nearby. Some examples would be the library, a home office or any quiet spot on a university or college campus. Next you need to establish the laws of your deep work session These laws are a set of guidelines that you must follow every time you’re about to perform a deeper session. An example of my rule list would be:
no texting or using my phone, no internet,
no email, no meetings no chatting with others. And I must fully solve a problem or summarize the key points of a problem before taking a break Lastly, you need to create rechargers for your deep work session. A recharger is something that helps keep you motivated and your energy levels high. Some examples would be: Drinking coffee at the beginning of a work session, taking scheduled breaks,
having snacks at hand
or cleaning the workspace. Finally, let’s put it all together. Now that you know the basics of deep work, here is an example of what a fleshed-out deep work plan may look like. Study from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. every morning in the home office. No texting, internet, TV or music And before starting, I’ll pour myself a cup of coffee and take five-minute breaks to stretch every 30 minutes This was my own take on the deep work concept inspired by Dr. Newport’s book. If you found the ideas in this video interesting, I would highly recommend buying his book,
“Deep Work – rules for focused success
in a distracted world” It was one of the best books I’ve read
within the last year. I’ll end this video with a quote from the book. “The deep work hypothesis: the ability to perform
deep work is becoming increasingly rare. At exactly the same time, it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultivate the skill,
and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive.” Lastly, don’t forget to Like, Comment and Subscribe. Thanks for watching guys, and I’ll see you next time!

Taking Breaks To Improve Productivity? | Business Mindet #Business


walking and staying active are amazing
tips for productivity in the workplace as well as staying healthy in your life
let’s talk about it for a few minutes I love walking in the middle of my workday
once twice three times if possible if the schedule permits and I think it’s a
really really important way to refocus push past boredom fatigue work on
challenges and you know just clear the head space change your physical
environment so that you can come back to work and do the tasks that you have at
hand and the best part is you don’t actually have to be thinking about your
work wall on the walk it’s there as a blank slate if that’s what comes to your
mind and that’s why you think through while you’re walking that’s great but
you don’t have to be thinking about that UB thing about what you’re gonna do
afterwards you can be think about your dog it doesn’t really matter the point
is that it’s a moment for you to recharge relax and refocus so that when
you come back and sit down to your desk and start doing whatever you have to do
in your workday you’re ready to take it on when facing a challenge in your job
it might seem counterproductive to go and take a 5 10 15 minute walk but what
you’re doing is you’re investing in yourself you’re clearing your headspace
changing your physical location and you’re gonna be able to come back to
your desk or whatever you’re working on with a fresh perspective new focus and
really just take on the tasks that you have at hand I love walking so much
pause this video right now going to walk 5 10 minutes come back finish the video
please I need you to watch the video actually but the point is going to walk
seriously it’s really really good for you in addition to the positive
productivity and performance benefits walking throughout your day even if it’s
just for a couple minutes every couple of hours can have a significant and
really positive impact on your overall health long term don’t get me wrong I’m
not a cardiologist but this has to do with how your heart functions when
sitting down in kind of a resting position for long periods of time as
opposed to being up and functioning and having to pump blood in a more dynamic
way if you’re just sitting down at your desk all day long moving just your
fingers it’s not working to the capacity that has a potential to do so and in
that way it a stress in a long-term environment I
know there have been some cities about this including ones where they talked to
bus drivers and measured how bus drivers were having their heart function
throughout the day and they realized that sitting down for such a long period
of time is detrimental in the long term I’m putting a link in the description
down below so that you can read what I was reading about this if you can go
there and learn something about this situation and make changes for your
benefit another youtuber I really like potato jet has a video about this same
topic and you can find its link down in the description where he talks about
using a standing desk to help with overall cardiovascular health so for
example for me I sit down on my butt a lot of my day because I’m working on my
computer working on line editing videos sending proposals all those kinds of
things and those are not very physical jobs and mostly what’s moving is my
fingers by peppering in a couple of these walks throughout the day I can get
up and refocus re-energize and take on all of the tasks that I have all day
long so by the time you’re done with the day you’re gonna have a net positive in
terms of productivity and just general effectiveness and efficiency in whatever
you’re working on for me personally I attribute this net gain to having a new
perspective when I come back to doing my work if I’ve been sitting down all day
long trying to edit this commercial and the flow is just not working if the cut
just isn’t as tight as I wanted to be I can’t quite figure it out I go when I
take a walk for 15 minutes I come back and I have a new perspective to be able
to just take on my work and see things differently maybe I’ll watch it
backwards maybe I watch it forwards again and just see where my mind takes
me well we all agree at productivity and being efficient in your work and
whatever you do is great the actual real benefit of this is long-term health and
happiness I think that that is something that people overlook constantly and I
really want to help change the culture in terms of really having people focus
on how to be happy and healthy and get their work done but not a detriment for
their bodies and their minds if you’re a managerial or understood position at a
business you have the opportunity to take on this task of helping your
employees stand up more help incorporate standing desks or combinations sit-stand
desks into their lives and also encourage walking brace give space and
I’m for walking breaks so your employees can not only have positive effects on
their focus and their productivity but also so they can maintain their health
long-term in their lives well that wraps up today’s video thank you for watching
I really appreciate it in the comments below tell us what you do to help
reenergize in the middle of your work day I’m always curious but what other
people’s techniques are like I said I love walking you can find me on Twitter
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and do good business

Employ 101 Overview


Hi, my name is Diane McLaren and I’m Manager
of the Careers Centre here at UWA. Welcome to Employ 101!
University is not just about getting great grades.
Your time at university offers a world of new experiences and exciting opportunities
that can greatly improve your current employability and help you to figure out what your future
career direction might be. Employ 101 will help you to take your first
steps towards finding your ideal career pathway! Within each module of the Employ 101 course,
you will find a series of activities that guide you through the creation of a personal
‘Career Toolkit’ that you can use to help you with your job search.
Your ‘Career Toolkit’ is a collection of ‘living’ documents that you will continue
to develop as you progress through your studies and refine throughout your career.
As you work through each module of Employ 101, make sure you record your activity answers
and personal reflections in a journal or word document (whatever works best for you), as
you will be asked to draw upon them as you progress through the course.
So, by completing Employ 101, we think you will be able to make:
• sound course and career choices, • informed decisions about your future,
• and progress on your ideal career pathway! AND the completion of the Employ 101 course
also contributes to the achievement of the UWA Careers and Employability Award, a program
designed to elevate your employability and advance your career.
Developing your very own ‘Careers Toolkit’ is an important step towards understanding
the key to your employability, and from all of us here at UWA Careers Centre, we hope
you enjoy this journey. Now, let’s get started!

HOW TO DEAL WITH A BAD GRADE


hey guys it is Cara and if you’re
watching this video right now chances are that you have just gotten back a pretty
bad test grade based on the titles video or if not chances are that you’ve
probably experienced a bad grade in your lifetime and you will know it feels
pretty sucky I’m making this video today because whenever I get a bad grade back
I feel like I need someone to just shake me and say it’s ok you’re gonna be fine
hopefully if any of you guys have been going through this it can help you guys
in some way and just know that you’re not alone in this that there are so many
people who are feeling the same way and you’re gonna be ok I first tip is to
remember that you are not your test grade you are not defined by some letter
or number on a piece of paper in our society is very easy for us to be
brainwashed into thinking that tests are the end all that they determine our
intelligence and our aptitude and our ability to follow our dreams but that’s
not true the lips are you do really badly in class that is similar to the
career that you want to go into don’t think that because you did badly on one
test or in that class that it means you can’t ever go into that career because
trust me when I say that colleges and jobs and what not yes it might be a slight importance but
there’s more out there they’re going to look for how passionate you are
extracurricular is that you’ve been involved in what you bring to the table
beyond just being able to be a good test taker and it can be hard to remember
that because in school it feels like tests are everything but they’re not
also know that your test group is not a reflection of your intelligence some
people are just really good at taking tests and some people are in tests
really only look at certain ways of thinking I always think back to this
picture of all these animals lined up like a fish and an elephant and a tiger
and then there’s a monkey at the end and the teacher says alright you get a few
climb the tree the point of that picture being pat the monkey is going have the
easiest time climbing the tree and that’s not a really good way to test
their intelligence because if it was in a pawn the fish when Excel if it was in
a rainforest you know trudging through things health and mana done better you
know there’s just there’s different forms of intelligence and you need to
remember that some people have some types of intelligence and others have
others don’t let yourself believe that you’re a stupid person because you did
badly on tests I feel like a stupid person is the type of person who does
badly and has given up and that’s it and then just say alright well never gonna
try again that’s a stupid person but if you’re the type of person who when they
get knocked down gets back up and says I refused to lay down and let this failure
become Who I am then you’re a smart person another thing to remember is so
much more than grades when you look at this and thirty years to look back and
think oh man that geometry quiz got a 50 on that God is probably not I
really doubt it unless you’re just a super nit picky person but I doubt
you’ll even remember you took geometry in the first place life is so much more than grades and
tests and essays you know there’s people like relationships that you have the way
that you experience the world can feel like the end of the world when you go
out great it can feel like everything’s coming down every dream aspiration
you’ve had for yourself the whole identity is just falling down but don’t
let it you’re better than that you’re stronger than that and you’re going to
be okay you really really are you’re going to be OK hopefully this video can
be helpful for you guys and if you have any questions or you have any advice for
people going through this stuff leave it in the comments below but other than that they were so much
for watching if you like this video please give him big time and remember to
subscribe to my channel for more videos every single week by social media links
are in the downpour below but other than that thank you guys for watching and
I’ll see you next week by

Working in teams


Many people find working in teams challenging,
but it’s a vital skill for university success and in your
career. In this STUDYSmarter video, we’ll look at
different contexts where group work is required, and how
to make teams work – through these three key steps. My name is Dr Jackie Raphael. I’ve worked in lots of teams from organising
global conferences to publishing books with co-authors. At uni, I’ve seen that teamwork skills are
required in all sorts of contexts. And in the industry, teamwork is important
in every profession. One of the most important things I’ve learned
about teamwork is that dividing duties early on can
make all the difference. I recommend people to have a team leader that
can help to set meetings and deadlines. Don’t forget communication and respect are
vital tools in teamwork. Of course any team can have its challenges. Here are three of the most common issues that
can arise. So to avoid people not doing work, here are
some of my top suggestions. However, it always varies
on a case-by-case basis. The second challenge can also become a huge
problem. If you take these steps, hopefully you can
avoid it. The third challenge is highly likely to occur
but varies in levels. So take these steps to stay on top of it
and avoid disagreements. A lot of teamwork is also dependent on online
communication. While this can be very helpful, it also
has its own issues to be aware of. Group projects can benefit from online spaces
such as Dropbox and Google Drive, as you are able to
easily share your content and everyone is kept up to date. But always backup your work! You can
also easily track who has done what to avoid people stealing someone else’s work. Remember that
as discussed in the ACE unit, academic misconduct is taken very seriously. You can also use social media groups like
Facebook offers to have discussions and arrange meetings. But it is important that you set it up as
a closed group and only invite those doing the project with
you. This protects the privacy of your work. You must also remember that unit content is
owned by the University, so you cannot make that
information public. If you were to upload a unit outline to a
public forum, you would be infringing on UWA’s Intellectual Property. As we’ve seen, there’s a lot you can do to
set yourself up for teamwork success, to head off
challenges, and to work successfully online. You can get more help with team work from
STUDYSmarter workshops, drop-ins and online resources. Best of luck and remember, it’s worth building
great teamwork skills – they can boost your marks and your career!