Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsWelcome to the final week of our course. If you've tried the three-step model, you will probably have noticed that it really helps to reduce your stress levels. This is because the model divides your studying into three very clear tasks, previewing, studying, and revision, which bring structure and helps you to focus on one thing at a time. Plus you don't have to worry about your study sessions not being effective. They definitely will be if you use the three-step model. Another more time-related method but also very helpful to relieve stress is having a workable study plan. But because stress is such an important and common theme among students, we'll pay extra attention to it this week.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 secondsYou will get information and tips from a psychological expert. Another theme that might sound familiar is procrastination, the unnecessary delay of getting to work. Although the three-step model and a workable plan are great ways to get yourself started, you might still experience some procrastination. This week, you will get more insights in how procrastination works and how you can deal with it. We'll end this course by sharing some encouraging insights about motivation, especially how setting short-term goals is crucial to stay on track and motivated. And last but not least, we'll provide you with a summary of the course and everything that we have covered. Good luck with Week 4.

Welcome to Week 4

This video introduces the topics of Week 4: procrastination, stress and motivation. It also describes how the three-step model helps to reduce stress and procrastination.

Please explain in the discussion section:

  • What are the benefits of the three-step model for you?

  • Has the three-step model already helped you to feel more relaxed or to procrastinate less? In what way?

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Improving Your Study Techniques

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