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1 Time Management

2 What well be covering: advantages to good time management assess your time management skills create your ultimate schedule making to-do lists

3 Time Management Why is time management important? Why is time management important? one of the most important skills for college students in being able to accomplish your goals depends, in part, on your ability to make the most efficient use of the time that you have good time management skills can actually save you time one of the most important skills for college students in being able to accomplish your goals depends, in part, on your ability to make the most efficient use of the time that you have good time management skills can actually save you time

4 In class assignment: Assess your time management skills Complete the Are You Using Your Time Wisely assessment Complete the Are You Using Your Time Wisely assessmentAre You Using Your Time Wisely Are You Using Your Time Wisely Check to see what your answers to the assessment should be. Check to see what your answers to the assessment should be.answers to the assessment should beanswers to the assessment should be

5 Time Management Tips Monitor your time Monitor your time If you feel like you dont have enough time, spend a few days monitoring your time to see exactly how it is spent. If you feel like you dont have enough time, spend a few days monitoring your time to see exactly how it is spent.

6 Time Management Tips Make a daily to-do list Make a daily to-do list

7 Steps to making to-do lists Write a list of activities that you want or need to accomplish today Write a list of activities that you want or need to accomplish today Remember to prioritize and list the most important tasks first Remember to prioritize and list the most important tasks first Check to see if there are any activities that you can accomplish at the same time Check to see if there are any activities that you can accomplish at the same time

8 Steps to making to-do lists Write down how long you anticipate it will take you to get the task done Write down how long you anticipate it will take you to get the task done Write down when you will start each activity Write down when you will start each activity

9 Making to-do lists: Know your options Use a planner Use a planner a planner can be an effective and easy way to help you organize your time a planner can be an effective and easy way to help you organize your time look at a number of different kinds of planners before you select one- some will help you more than others look at a number of different kinds of planners before you select one- some will help you more than others choose one that is easy to carry with you choose one that is easy to carry with you commit to checking/updating it daily commit to checking/updating it daily try to include your daily to-do list in your planner try to include your daily to-do list in your planner

10 Practice making a to-do list Think of the things that you would like to accomplish for tomorrow Think of the things that you would like to accomplish for tomorrow Use the steps we discussed as a guide in creating your list Use the steps we discussed as a guide in creating your list

11 Time Management Tips Use a planner Use a planner a planner can be an effective and easy way to help you organize your time a planner can be an effective and easy way to help you organize your time look at a number of different kinds of planners before you select one- some will help you more than others look at a number of different kinds of planners before you select one- some will help you more than others choose one that is easy to carry with you choose one that is easy to carry with you commit to checking/updating it daily commit to checking/updating it daily try to include your daily to-do list in your plan try to include your daily to-do list in your plan

12 Time Management Tips Make a long-term calendar Make a long-term calendar

13 Make a long-term calendar write in important dates like exams and due dates write in important dates like exams and due dates post it where you can see it, like by the phone or on the refrigerator post it where you can see it, like by the phone or on the refrigerator

14 Time Management Tips be flexible be flexible Always leave some free-time for some last-minute additions Always leave some free-time for some last-minute additions

15 Time Management Tips Avoid marathon study sessions Avoid marathon study sessions a couple of hours each day will help you to remember more than eight hours at once a couple of hours each day will help you to remember more than eight hours at once scheduling study time will help you to avoid procrastination and reduce stress scheduling study time will help you to avoid procrastination and reduce stress schedule study time over 5-7 days instead of packing it all into one or two days schedule study time over 5-7 days instead of packing it all into one or two days

16 Time Management Tips Use waiting time Use waiting time Waiting time is any time you spend between meetings, classes, events, etc. Waiting time is any time you spend between meetings, classes, events, etc.

17 How to effectively use wait time One of the best ways to get more out of your day is to use waiting time One of the best ways to get more out of your day is to use waiting time Create a list of 5 things that you can do in 10 minutes Create a list of 5 things that you can do in 10 minutes Create a list of 5 things that you can do in 20 minutes Create a list of 5 things that you can do in 20 minutes

18 Time Management Tips Learn to say no Learn to say no Examples of good ways to say no Examples of good ways to say no Instead of: I really should study, say You caught me in the middle of something important, Ill call you later. Instead of: I really should study, say You caught me in the middle of something important, Ill call you later. I cant go the movies tonight, but I can go on Saturday. I cant go the movies tonight, but I can go on Saturday. Before I say yes, let me check my planner and get back to you. Before I say yes, let me check my planner and get back to you.

19 Understanding procrastination When do you procrastinate? When do you procrastinate? low interest or motivation low interest or motivation large tasks large tasks What happens when you procrastinate What happens when you procrastinate increase stress increase stress poorer performance poorer performance

20 Reducing procrastination Break tasks into smaller, more manageable tasks Break tasks into smaller, more manageable tasks for example, writing a paper can be broken down into getting references, reading reference, writing an outline, creating a rough draft and completing the final copy for example, writing a paper can be broken down into getting references, reading reference, writing an outline, creating a rough draft and completing the final copy When given an assignment, do some work on it right away When given an assignment, do some work on it right away Spend some time studying each day Spend some time studying each day Reward yourself along the way Reward yourself along the way

21 The Ultimate Schedule First, block off time for your FIXED activities First, block off time for your FIXED activities class class work work meetings meetings

22 The Ultimate Schedule Second, block off time for your RITUAL activities Second, block off time for your RITUAL activities meals meals travel/commute travel/commute sleep sleep grooming grooming

23 The Ultimate Schedule Third, block off time for your PRIORITY activities Third, block off time for your PRIORITY activities studying studying try to schedule 2 hours of study time for each hour spent in class try to schedule 2 hours of study time for each hour spent in class exercising exercising

24 The Ultimate Schedule Your FREE time is the time that remains, use it for: Your FREE time is the time that remains, use it for: watching television watching television shopping shopping Socializing Socializing

25 Summary As time management skills develop, your stress and anxiety levels will go down and productivity will go up Time management tools which include day planners, to-do lists, weekly and long-term calendars will increase organization and help eliminate procrastination As time management skills develop, your stress and anxiety levels will go down and productivity will go up Time management tools which include day planners, to-do lists, weekly and long-term calendars will increase organization and help eliminate procrastination

26 Apply what youve learned Using the steps for creating the Ultimate Schedule, design your ultimate schedule Using the steps for creating the Ultimate Schedule, design your ultimate schedule University Learning Center University of Arizona


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