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Time Management

Time Management

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TIME MANAGEMENT

Controlling Your Time

Facilitated By

Gladys Sánchez-Bello

Time Management Involves
Knowing what your goals are Deciding what your priorities are Anticipating future needs and possible changes Controlling your life by controlling your time Making a commitment to being punctual Not procrastinating Carrying out your plans

. ² Be realistic 2. ² Attach due dates. ² Review and cross off activities. 1.5 Time Management Tips Prioritize ² What are your goals? ² Do important things first. Make a To-Do List ² List each task and prioritize.

Use Organizers ² Something that works for you ‡ Calendars. electronic organizers. datebooks. etc. ² Cost ‡ Range in money. daytimers. .5 Time Management Tips 3.

² Don·t plan too much ² Plan to take breaks 5. Use Down Time .5 Time Management Tips 4. Be Flexible ² Plan for interruptions.

Where and When to Study ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Use a regular study area Study where you·ll be alert Use a library Study difficult subjects first Be aware of your best time of day Use waiting time .

‡ encourages relaxation ‡ saves time ‡ provides freedom ‡ increases flexibility .Sticking to a schedule ‡ provides greater control.

Strategies for Scheduling Schedule fixed blocks of time first Classes Work Schedule Eating Sleeping .

Strategies for Scheduling Schedule for real life Time for errands Time for fun Realistic goals Flexibility .

Strategies for Scheduling Schedule study time wisely Study 2 hours for each hour in class Avoid marathon study sessions Set clear start and stop times Plan for the unplanned .

Standard time schedules Dividing time in to blocks ‡ Makes tasks more manageable ‡ Helps you work at peak efficiency .

Tips for time blocks ‡ Don·t waste big blocks ‡ Study during prime time ‡ Study before recitation classes and after lecture classes ‡ Don·t let details tie your hands ‡ Include nonacademic activities .

Task-based master schedule ‡ A series of long term goals divided into manageable sub-goals Use a task-based schedule when« ‡Your days are unpredictable ‡Your free time is fluid .

The daily schedule . The weekly schedule 3. The master schedule 2.The three-part scheduling plan 1.

 Work  Mosque  Club/Organization Meetings Highlight all exams and project due dates.Your Semester Master Calendar  Begin with blocking all class and lab 2005      times. Identify routine homework days. . Block all other set time obligations. Include regular breaks and leisure activities. Work backwards from exams and papers and map out study/writing time.

Weekly Plan Spend just 30 minutes mapping out the upcoming week. Ask yourself these questions about the week: What do I expect to accomplish? What will I have to do to reach these goals? What tasks are more important than others? How much time will each activity take? When will I do each activity? How flexible do I have to be to allow for unexpected things? .

Assignment-oriented weekly schedule ‡ used for shorter assignments that span a week or less .

. Use a week at a glance organizer. Enter in due dates and social events as soon as you can. It just takes a moment to review your calendar and it can help relieve stress. Review your calendar daily for the current week and upcoming week.Using a Daily Planner Complete a term assignment preview.

Daily task-based schedule ‡ basically a to-do list .

.REVISE and PREVIEW Immediately note all changes. Exam/Paper due date revisions Meeting additions/cancellations Work schedule changes Upcoming visitors Preview the upcoming week making any adjustments. Preview each day to further specify plans.

Two main ways to control time ‡ Saving it ‡ Allocating it with schedules .

.Finding ´hiddenµ time ‡ Scraps of time should not be overlooked.

Ways to reclaim ´hiddenµ time ‡ Carry pocket work ‡ Use your mind when it·s free ‡ Record study information ‡ Employ spare-time thinking .

Changing your time habits ‡ Obey your alarm clock ‡ Limit e-mail and Internet time ‡ Take ´time outµ ‡ Listen to your body ‡ Keep a notepad handy .

Start with something easy Let feelings follow action Choose to work under pressure .7 Ways to Stop Procrastination ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Observe your procrastination Set a start date & deadline Look for self-defeating beliefs Just get started.

You·ve Got the Time! ‡ You have enough time ‡ Time is an equal opportunity resource: everyone gets 168 hours per week ‡ Time is elusive and easy to ignore ‡ Time is a non-renewable resource ‡ Time seems to pass at varying speeds And be ready for success .

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