As a learner, you may face challenges while studying that may leave you reeling from the sheer stress of piling schoolwork. Overcoming these difficulties is a crucial part of learning and may help you deal with future work-life stresses. Adopting a study workflow is an excellent way to organize your tasks and overcome studying bottlenecks while bringing order to your academic life. Here is an extensive insight into the benefits of creating a workflow for students.
A study workflow is a systematic organization of resources and tasks that results in a repeatable learning pattern or routine. It involves listing several objectives you intend to complete in a specific order. Setting up a study workflow ensures you consistently deliver improved academic results.
Study workflows enable learners to:
Studying bottlenecks are anything that prevents you from realizing your true learning potential. These external barriers include tight schedules, inadequate reading material or technologies, too many distractions and insufficient funds. Internal learning weaknesses also emerge from prior school experiences, mindsets or emotions.
A study workflow allows you to identify your learning weaknesses and adopt efficient studying habits. This system also allows you to engage in tasks you can complete despite external or internal bottlenecks.
Time management is a good study habit and an essential life lesson. A study workflow lets you set learning objectives and improve time management. These objectives can be content-based or time-based.
The study workflow can also act as a daily planner where you input due projects, assignments, events and tests. Staying organized helps you avoid procrastination and meet your objectives.
The human brain can process images 60,000 times faster than any other form of data representation. Workflow visualization is a helpful and adaptable tool that can improve your academic life. It involves using visual diagrams and cues to illustrate the different tasks or steps you intend to take during the learning process.
A visually appealing workflow for students can provide insight into what’s working, what you need and how you can improve. The workflow diagrams also clarify priorities and enhance transparency by keeping track of accomplished tasks.
When setting up a study workflow, you need to list specific tasks that you can accomplish within a predefined timeline. Learning takes place sequentially as the workflow helps to overcome the common barriers to efficient learning. The key steps in creating a workflow for students include:
Identifying your materials and resources
Defining the goals you need to accomplish
Visualizing the learning process by setting up a workflow diagram
Trying out the new workflow you’ve developed
Implementing the tested study workflow
As a student, you may need help to stay on top of your schoolwork, especially when numerous activities demand your attention. Luckily, you can adopt a study workflow to improve time management, visualize the learning process and eliminate learning barriers.
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Julie Campos is the Senior Director of Operations and Student Success at MedCerts. She brings over 14 years of experience in Online Higher Education in both Student Support and Enrollment and started her career at the University of Phoenix, serving most of her tenure as a student-facing leader.
Julie has her Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso, and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Her areas of expertise are student support in online higher education environments and working with nontraditional students. At MedCerts, she is focused on creating a pro-active student central support model for MedCerts students to reach their goals and has developed the MedCerts Student Support and Outreach Model, created MedCerts Student Success Advisor reports and Dashboards, as well as the Student Success Advisor Playbook. Her proactive approach to student support has been crucial in meeting MedCerts’ student’s needs, as well as completion and certification goals.
Julie has three children – a 10-year-old son and 12- and 4-year-old daughters, who keep her and her husband busy with sports. She is also an avid crafter with an entire room of her home dedicated to the hobby. In her free time, she enjoys teaching wreath making and even has a few “how-to” YouTube videos on the subject!