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Time Management Assignment

This assignment consists of five (5) parts: Part A, B, C, D, and E. Carefully read and follow the instructions for each part to ensure that you correctly complete this assignment. Ensure that you staple all pages of the assignment together. Use this page as your cover sheet.

Assignment Instructions for Part A: Conduct a Time Audit

Do you ever find yourself wondering, Where has the time gone? Well, now is your chance to find out. In this assignment you are to observe and record how you use your time during a given week. Heres how you do it: 1. Your instructor will assign you a specific week during which you will conduct your time audit. Enter these dates on the Time Audit form or other weekly calendar form you prefer. Carry the Time Audit form with you during the target week. Dont forget and leave it in your room. Every hour, or when it is reasonable after an activity, record what you have done during that hour. Be specific in describing what you diddont just say studied. Identify the subject your studied, pages read/written, problems worked, etc. Record what you did, not where you were. That is, record that you studied for USU 1300, not that you were at the library. Record your time in 1-hour increments.

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Assignment Instructions for Part B: Analyze Your Time Audit


In this part of the assignment, you will reflect on your time audit. Fill in the answers to the following seven questions, and turn in this page as part of your assignment. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Indicate the number of credits you are taking this semester. ___________________ How many hours did you study during the week? ___________________________ How many hours did you spend on exercise or other stress reduction activities?____ Do you need to plan for more or less time in this area? More _______ Less ______ Are you working? Yes _____ No _____ If yes, how many hours did you work? _____ Did the number of hours you worked conflict with your studies? Yes _____ No _____ How much time did you waste? ___________________________ Did you get enough sleep? Yes _____ No _____ Did you eat regular balanced meals? Yes _____ No _____ Can you realistically keep up this pace? Yes _____ No _____ Was the week you audited: Typical _____ or Unusual _____ ? If it was unusual, in what ways did this unusual week affect your time?

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Assignment Instructions for Part C: Make a PlanCreate a Weekly Schedule
You have conducted a Time Audit and Time Audit analysis to determine how you used your time and to identify any areas where your use of time was not effective. At this point, you will create a weekly schedule that you believe will allow you to use your time in ways you can achieve the academic and personal goals you have for yourself. Use the Daily Calendar form or other weekly calendar form you prefer. Ensure that your weekly schedule, at a minimum, accounts for: classes and labs tutoring and SI sessions study hours sleeping and eating work commuting or travel to/from school and work extracurricular commitments regularly scheduled weekend activities Consider these questions as you create your weekly schedule. Turn this page in as part of your assignment. 1. 2. 3. 4. How many hours have you planned for studying? _____ Does your planned study time equal approximately two hours of study for each hour of credit? Yes _____ No _____ Highlight time periods that you can use for short study sessions, such as going over class notes, reviews, studying note cards, etc. What major areas of your schedule are you changing because of your time audit? (e.g., less time for TV, more time for class study, reconsidering my work schedule, etc.)

Time Management Assignment


Part A -- Time Audit Directions: Beginning on the day of the week given by your instructor, keep a record of how you spend your time for the next week. Record what you did (behavior) not where you were. Record your activities every hour or as soon as possible. Time Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 10:00 pm 11:00 pm 12:00 am

Time Management Assignment


Part C -- Daily Planning Schedule Directions: Map out a routine week this semester. Schedule your fixed time first. Schedule study time at times you know you are likely to study (usually not Friday night). Remember all the little blocks of time. Allow for Reasonable R&R time. Time Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 10:00 pm 11:00 pm 12:00 am

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Assignment Instructions for Part D: Planning Your Semester
1. Use the monthly calendar pages in your planner for September, October, November, and December. Using the syllabus from each of your courses, fill in the dates and due dates for: 2. all quizzes and exams (many students like to use red ink for exams) major assignments major papers major presentations You will need to use the planner given to you at SOAR to complete this part of the assignment.

Using colored highlighters: highlight your tests highlight your papers highlight your busy times

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Photocopy each completed monthly calendar page (four in all) to turn in to your instructor as part of this assignment. (You may use an electronic calendar if you clear it with your instructor first and can print or show it to him or her.)

Assignment Instructions for Part E: Time Management Summary


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Fill in your answers to these questions, and turn this page in as part of your assignment. What are the benefits to you of planning your time?

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What problems or time conflicts do you foresee during this semester? Example: Do you have two or more tests during one day? Do you have a paper and test due on the same day?