More Than A Notecard
We developed our planner system from direct experience in working with students struggling with organization and planning skills.
The 5 critical factors that determine course achievement of college students:
2. Environmental Restructuring
3. External Regulation
4. Recall Ability
5. Typical Study Strategies
According to the research, teachers can play a significant role in teaching organization and planning skills.
"However, general organization/planning contributed to the explanation of achievement variance beyond that explained by the other variables, including prior grades. Further, unlike prior grades, organization and planning can be manipulated. That is, students can be taught to plan and organize their work." 1
"Factor One of the scale (General Organization and Planning strategies), and SAT score significantly contributed to the explanation of achievement beyond that accounted for by other variables... Of interest is that the unique contribution of General Organization and Planning was greater than that of SAT score. More importantly, organization and planning are teachable processes and instruction in this self-regulatory skill may significantly enhance student achievement".2
Absolutly. Especially if it is designed for the academic setting.
This isn't a one-time effort. It is the systematic and repeated use of tools such as the AgendaWorks planner that will help you develop better study strategies.
By giving the University Student a 15 hour daily schedule, plenty of room to write and a few external prompts you begin to learn how to effectively plan your day. This is a fundamental skill you need to be successful in college (and in life).
1 2Prior achievement, aptitude, and use of learning strategies as predictors of college student achievement, by Linda S. Garavalia and Margaret E. Gredler (College Student Journal, Dec.1, 2002). Read More...