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TIME MANAGEMENT From “Becoming a Master Student” Canadian Edition, David Ellis 1995, Houghton Mifflin Company Centre for Student Success “Twenty Minute.

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1 TIME MANAGEMENT From “Becoming a Master Student” Canadian Edition, David Ellis 1995, Houghton Mifflin Company Centre for Student Success “Twenty Minute Tune-ups”

2 Presentation Outline The “Student Zone” Procrastination 7-Day Procrastination Plan Time Effective Strategies Time Management Recap

3 Welcome to the STUDENT ZONE How to be an Effective Student Work Your “A’s” Off (prioritizing) Successful Students “P” Around

4 SIT UP AND BE INVOLVED Attend Be Punctual Review Location BRING THE TOOLS FOR THE JOB! Place everyday items in a zippered pouch in your binder for easy access “A place for everything and everything in its place” Being an Effective Student

5 Work Your “A’s” Off (Prioritize) Keep a “to-do” list everyday Brainstorm tasks Estimate time Rate each task by priority Cross off completed tasks

6 Successful Students “P” Around Prompt Prepared Polite and Positive Participants Productive Problem Solver

7 Procrastination Too challenging Not enough knowledge or fear of failure Not enough time Distractions Too many projects on the go Feeling guilty

8 7-Day Anti-Procrastination Plan Monday ☺ Make it meaningful Tuesday ☺ Take it apart Wednesday ☺ Write an intention statement Thursday ☺ Tell everyone Friday ☺ Find a reward Saturday ☺ Settle it now Sunday ☺Say NO

9 We each get 168 hours to spend each week NO MORE, NO LESS! Approach TIME as if you are in control Don’t let TIME control you! TIME is the coin of our lives. It is the only coin we have and only we can determine how we will spend it. Plan Your TIME & TIME Your Plan

10 Effective Strategies 1.Using a Planner 2.How to Plan Your Time 3.Getting the Most Out of NOW 4.Questions to Ask Ourselves 5.Time to Organize

11 Using a Planner 1.Schedule important life events 2.Schedule “Fun” 3.Schedule important academic dates 4.Work backwards from due dates 5.Keep it in sight!

12 How to Plan Your Time Schedule fixed blocks of time first Include time for errands Schedule time for fun Set realistic goals Allow flexibility in your schedule

13 Study two hours for every hour in class Avoid scheduling marathon study sessions Set clear starting and stopping times Plan for the unplanned How to Plan Your Time

14 Getting the Most Out of NOW STRATEGIES: 1.Study difficult (or “boring”) subjects first 2.Be aware of your best time of day 3.Use waiting time 4.Use a regular study area We can become more effective at all our activities by choosing where to focus our attention.

15 Getting the Most Out of NOW 5.Study where you’ll be alert 6.Use a library 7.Pay attention to your attention 8.Agree with living mates about study/quiet times 9.Get off the phone

16 Getting the Most Out of NOW 10.Learn to say NO 11.Hang a “Do NOT Disturb” sign on your door 12.Get ready the night before 13.Call Ahead 14.Avoid noise distractions 15.Notice how others misuse your time

17 Questions to Ask Ourselves 1.What is one task I can accomplish toward my goal? 2.Am I being too hard on myself? 3.Is this a piano? 4.Would I pay myself for what I’m doing right now? 5.Can I do just one more thing?

18 Questions to Ask Ourselves 6.Am I making time for things that are important but not urgent? 7.Can I delegate this? 8.How did I just waste time? 9.Could I find the time if I really wanted to? 10.Am I willing to promise it?

19 Time to Organize 1.Get It Together 2.Record It 3.Of Course 4.Work Backwards

20 Time Management Recap Plan Your Time and Time Your Plan 7-Day Anti Procrastination Plan Use a Planner Be Here NOW Organize YOUR Time LIFE MATTERS! FUN MATTERS!! IN SIGHT, IN MIND!!


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