Learning Resources

Below are a series of articles, tools and links to help you maximize your academic capabilities. These include materials generated by Learning Consultants at the ARC, as well as non-Duke experts. Using the menu below, you may filter this material to view information on the following topics:

   

How to Manage Your Time More Effectively (According to Machines) TEDEd

How to Manage Your Time More Effectively (According to Machines) TEDEd
Jan 05, 2018

Let’s Begin… Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists... read more about How to Manage Your Time More Effectively (According to Machines) TEDEd »

Semester Calendar

Semester Calendar
Jan 05, 2018

A semester long downloadable calendar for you to use to plan out your deadlines and milestones for the entire semester.  read more about Semester Calendar »

Weekly Calendar Tool

Weekly Calendar Tool
Jan 05, 2018

A downloadable PDF to manage your weekly calendar. read more about Weekly Calendar Tool »

What We Talk About When We Talk About Time Management

What We Talk About When We Talk About Time Management
Oct 20, 2017

A quick overview from one of our Learning Consultants about what 'Time Management' really means!        read more about What We Talk About When We Talk About Time Management »

What Happens to Best Laid Plans

What Happens to Best Laid Plans
May 31, 2017

This is Why I'll Never be an Adult I have repeatedly discovered that it is important for me not to surpass my capacity for responsibility.  Over the years, this capacity has grown, but the results of exceeding it have not changed. Normally, my capacity is exceeded gradually, through the... read more about What Happens to Best Laid Plans »

SkedPal

SkedPal
May 30, 2017

SkedPal is an application that allows you to integrate your calendar with your task list. While still in Beta, it has powerful features that allow you to prioritize and your tasks and identify what time you have available.  Come by the... read more about SkedPal »

26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20

26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20
May 08, 2017

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error. Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and... read more about 26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20 »

What Is Our Attention Really Worth?

What Is Our Attention Really Worth?
Aug 03, 2015

Pay attention! We hear this command a lot, often from parents and teachers. People want to remind us to focus on what we’re doing. But I’ve been thinking about a more literal meaning: paying with our attention. Attention is a currency. We... read more about What Is Our Attention Really Worth? »

The Procrastination Matrix

The Procrastination Matrix
Mar 24, 2015

Back in high school, if you had asked me if I was a procrastinator, I would have said yes. High school students are given all these lectures about “pacing yourself” on longer projects, and I proudly paced myself less than almost anyone I knew. I never missed a deadline, but I only did anything the... read more about The Procrastination Matrix »

Why Procrastinators Procrastinate

Why Procrastinators Procrastinate
Oct 30, 2013

pro-cras-ti-na-tion |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-| noun the action of delaying or postponing something: your first tip is to avoid procrastination. Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary, of all places, would hold the solution... read more about Why Procrastinators Procrastinate »