Presentation on theme: "Twenty Minute Tune Up:Time Management"— Presentation transcript:
1 Twenty Minute Tune Up:Time Management Centre for Student Success“Twenty Minute Tune-ups”TIME MANAGEMENTFrom “Becoming a Master Student” Canadian Edition, David Ellis1995, Houghton Mifflin CompanyCentre For Student Success
3 Welcome to the STUDENT ZONE How to be an Effective StudentWork Your “A’s” Off (prioritizing)Successful Students “P” Around
4 Being an Effective Student SIT UP AND BE INVOLVEDAttendBe PunctualReviewLocationBRING 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”
5 Work Your “A’s” Off (Prioritize) Keep a “to-do” list everydayBrainstorm tasksEstimate timeRate each task by priorityCross off completed tasks
6 Successful Students “P” Around Twenty Minute Tune Up:Time ManagementSuccessful Students “P” AroundPromptPreparedPolite and Positive ParticipantsProductiveProblem SolverCentre For Student Success
7 Procrastination Too challenging Not enough knowledge or fear of failureNot enough timeDistractionsToo many projects on the goFeeling guiltyIshould’a
8 7-Day Anti-Procrastination Plan Monday ☺ Make it meaningfulTuesday ☺ Take it apartWednesday ☺ Write an intention statementThursday ☺ Tell everyoneFriday ☺ Find a rewardSaturday ☺ Settle it nowSunday ☺Say NO
9 Plan Your TIME & TIME Your Plan Twenty Minute Tune Up:Time ManagementPlan Your TIME & TIME Your PlanTIME is the coin of our lives.It is the only coin we have andonly we can determine how we will spend it.We each get 168 hours to spend each weekNO MORE, NO LESS!Approach TIME as if you are in controlDon’t let TIME control you!Centre For Student Success
10 Effective Strategies Using a Planner How to Plan Your Time Getting the Most Out of NOWQuestions to Ask OurselvesTime to Organize
11 Using a Planner Schedule important life events Schedule “Fun” Schedule important academic datesWork backwards from due datesKeep it in sight!
12 How to Plan Your Time Schedule fixed blocks of time first Include time for errandsSchedule time for funSet realistic goalsAllow flexibility in your schedule
13 How to Plan Your Time Study two hours for every hour in class Avoid scheduling marathon study sessionsSet clear starting and stopping timesPlan for the unplanned
14 Getting the Most Out of NOW We can become more effective at all our activities by choosing where to focus our attention.STRATEGIES:Study difficult (or “boring”) subjects firstBe aware of your best time of dayUse waiting timeUse a regular study area
15 Getting the Most Out of NOW Study where you’ll be alertUse a libraryPay attention to your attentionAgree with living mates about study/quiet timesGet off the phone
16 Getting the Most Out of NOW Learn to say NOHang a “Do NOT Disturb” sign on your doorGet ready the night beforeCall AheadAvoid noise distractionsNotice how others misuse your time
17 Questions to Ask Ourselves What is one task I can accomplish toward my goal?Am I being too hard on myself?Is this a piano?Would I pay myself for what I’m doing right now?Can I do just one more thing?
18 Questions to Ask Ourselves Am I making time for things that are important but not urgent?Can I delegate this?How did I just waste time?Could I find the time if I really wanted to?Am I willing to promise it?
19 Twenty Minute Tune Up:Time Management Time to OrganizeGet It TogetherRecord ItOf CourseWork BackwardsCentre For Student Success
20 Twenty Minute Tune Up:Time Management Time Management RecapPlan Your Time and Time Your Plan7-Day Anti Procrastination PlanUse a PlannerBe Here NOWOrganize YOUR TimeLIFE MATTERS!FUN MATTERS!!IN SIGHT, IN MIND!!Centre For Student Success