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XL final essay - XL: Final Essay Assignment Spring 2008...

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XL: Final Essay Assignment Spring 2008 Section 1 Jeffrey Clark XL: Strategies for Learning
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April 6, 2008 Final Essay Assignment The XL class has taught me many new things that are helpful not only for success in my college studies but also in my everyday life. I have learned new techniques and many new habits. The overall experience of XL was very effective. I am glad to have learned these habits so that I can continue to use them throughout my life. The two skills that I have benefitted the most are time management and planning. The XL course requires students to keep a daily record in a planner. This greatly opened up more time for me because I was not wasting time on other things such as television, video games, or the internet. This helped me spend more time on studying and I was not always trying to cram in my study time. This helped out my English class the most due to reading assignments every night. I was able to knock out English fast because I would have a certain schedule and a certain reading time every day. This made sure that I was not able to procrastinate and I always got my reading done. The planner required by the XL course has greatly influenced me not only to be on time but to be more organized. I have created folders for each of my classes so that I never lose papers and I organize the papers by the due date. This allows me to correlate the papers with my actual planner.
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Some of the problems I have encountered with the use of planning and time management is when professors don’t keep to the schedule of the syllabus or run without a schedule. This can be very confusing because it can interfere with other classes and events. The majority of my classes are ran on a regular schedule, such as my cinema class in that we have a quiz once a week that is at the same
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