Overview: As Semester 2 approaches, you may be thinking about how to get off the best academic start possible. Studyology is a program that teaches you how to tackle procrastination and develop psychologically robust study routines. Next program kicks off on the 4th August. Details on how to join that program in the post. Reading time ~ 2 minutes.
Studyology is a program that teaches students psychological tools for tackling procrastination. It is a 5 x 1 hr session program. The next one kicks off on Thursday 4th August and runs for 5 consecutive Thursdays from 6.30 to 7.30pm. RSVP by emailing email@example.com and telling me you’d like to join.
Yes, that is an evening time! We do evening sessions particularly for students or staff with complex schedules or who are working/on placement during the day. Sessions are run on Collaborate, so as long as you have an internet connection and device (phone, tablet, laptop, desktop) you can join in.
Studyology exists because procrastination is very very common in the academic world. It isn’t just students. All of us, in trying to keep on top of high workloads and balance work and life, can fall into the trap of avoiding our work and falling behind. I was reminded of this just recently, when I encountered in my own to-do lists a number of items that I had been avoiding. We all fall prey to some kind of procrastination, it is just whether we can hone our radar to identify it, and then implement strategies to tackle it.
As for the program, you can learn more about the program here, including the history of its development and its content.
Short and curlies: the program isn’t about study hacks. It is about the psychological processes that underlie avoidance, particularly psychological inflexibility. In the program we cover techniques to become more psychologically flexible and use this to build psychological routines in relation to study/work that preference action over avoidance. If that sounds a bit complex, don’t worry. It will make sense as you move through the program.
The psychological tools you develop in Studyology are applicable to other aspects of life as well, so they are valuable to learn.
Anyway, there are still places left for the August sessions. I’d love to see you there.
The timing of it in August is to help students (and staff – everyone is welcome) get off to the best start possible in Semester 2.