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1 Creating a TO-DO LIST What, Why, and How To receive credit please print and complete the last slide and submit it to your coordinator.

2 WHAT?? A to-do list is a simple list of tasks that allows you to visually see what you need to accomplish Its all in ONE place for easy reference! Grows and shortens as you work through items Posted in a common place so you dont FORGET your tasks ORGANIZATIONAL scheduling tool Can be a not-to-do list

3 WHY?? Reduce stress by prioritizing tasks Remind yourself of whats important and what needs to get done It can be fun! – Playing with the list can help you think outside of the box for solutions

4 HOW?? Write down what you need to for the upcoming week Focus on why each task is important to you Think about what rewards you expect after completing each task List when each task needs to be completed Cross off items and celebrate their completion!

5 Different Types of To-do Lists Grocery List – After you have prioritized all of your tasks, write them all on one sheet of paper (numbered from most important to least important) Post-it Notes – Write your tasks on different colored post-it notes with each color corresponding to the importance of the task

6 Different Types of To-do Lists (cont.) Electronic To-do List – Certain cell phones, mp3 players, email address sites (like Yahoo or Comcast), and computers have electronic to-do lists that one can create – When youre checking a text, listening to music, logging onto your computer, or reading your email, you can glance at your to-do list and make sure you are on point

7 Different Types of To-do Lists (cont.) Day Planner/Personal Organizer – Buy a day planner to keep track of all the tasks you must accomplish week to week Calendar – In an electronic or paper calendar, list all the tasks you must complete under the day which they must be completed by – Make sure you make this your To-Do List Calendar and keep a separate calendar for events, birthdays, etc.

8 Different Types of To-do Lists (cont.) Notebook –K–Keep a notebook of what you have to do for the next week or month (one page for each day) –R–Review the page that corresponds to the current day when you wake up every morning

9 CREATE YOUR OWN! Now that you know WHAT a to-do list is, WHY you should spend some of your valuable time making one, and HOW you go about writing one, its time for you to make your OWN!! PLEASE FILL OUT THE CORRESPONDING WORKSHEET TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS WORKSHOP

10 Student Name: Making Your Own To-do List List three tasks/things you need to accomplish within the next week. a. ________________________________________________ b. ________________________________________________ c. ________________________________________________ Give a reason why each task is important to you. Task a. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Task b. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Task c. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What reward do you expect after completing each task? Task a. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Task b. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Task c. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Of the different ways to create a to do list pick the one that will work best for you and give a reason why. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ When does each task need to be completed by? (Exact date and time) Task a. ______________________________________________ Task b. ______________________________________________ Task c. ______________________________________________


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