Study tips

Procrastination

Procrastination How does someone go from a serial procrastinator to one who actually gets things done. What happens while procrastinating? What is procrastination?  When procrastinating, you will experience trouble with persuading yourself to do the things you should do or would like to do. Instead of working on important, meaningful

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Productivity Methods

Productivity Methods Organize your life and get more done with these productivity methods. Methods: Pomodoro How? Pick a task Set 25-minute timer Work on your task until the time is up Take a 5 minute break Every 4 pomodoros, take longer 15-30 minute break Tips Break down difficult projects Small

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Study & Sleeping

Study & Sleeping Sleep importance o If you haven’t slept, your ability to learn new things could drop up to 40%. o Memories won’t be strengthened with 4 hours or less of nighttime sleep. ‍ Sleeping improves o The ability to learn. o The ability to recall information. o Long-term

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Study Together

Studying together o When you study in a group, you tend to retain more information. o You paraphrase your notes and put the information in your own words rather than reading from a textbook. o Attain higher motivation, better learning retention and greater engagement with tasks. o Practical benefits: friends

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Concentration

Concentration Staying concentrated is very hard in today’s society, so these few tips might help with studying. If we focus on 1 thing, it only takes 40 seconds of focus before we’re distracted / interrupted by doing something else, with slack open this lowers to 35 seconds. The reason is

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Speed Reading

Speed Reading Speed reading is the process of rapidly recognizing and absorbing phrases or sentences on a page all at once, rather than identifying individual words. What Speed reading is the process of rapidly recognizing and absorbing phrases or sentences on a page all at once, rather than identifying individual

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Course specific tips
  • About 80% of the exam is about the models explained in the lectures. So, learn those by heart!!
  • If 2 models have similar names make sure to also know the author’s name, so you do not answer the question with the wrong model.
  • Go to the live lectures on campus every week on Thursday! Here you get exam training for free.
  • After every lecture there is a quiz to practice!
  • Make the representative practice exam on canvas.
  • Learn the concepts! Flashcards are really helpful for this.
  • Prend that you have your own company and think of what you would do in terms of reporting or what you would do if things like ‘Black lives matter’ or ‘climate change’ would be an external trend. How would you react?
  • Look at different reports(B Corps, GRI, integrated reports etc) from different companies and try to see what companies want to say/report with those reports. How does it affect their image? Does it give you a complete oversight?
  • Follow the news and see what external trends there are now and how companies react to this. There is a good chance that this will be discussed in the exam or oral exam.
  • Learn all the models by heart and know how to use them
  • Do the exercises in the lecture slides! That is the best way to learn how to use the formulas and to remember them.
  • Don’t focus on the book too much for the financial part, slides and lectures are good enough.
  • Even though summaries help a lot, if you don’t have much time left to study, try scanning through the (project management) book to get a good overview of it. Read as much as you can, glimpse through it, this way you will get some details that could be missing in the summary.
  • Work on understanding the exercises in the financial management tutorials, as they match the best with what is going to be given at the exam.