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2 Research has shown that dehydration causes higher salt levels in the blood which in turn raises blood pressure and stress. Also, since the brain is made up of more water than any other organ in the body, dehydration takes a toll quickly. It causes a loss of attentiveness, and lethargy.

3 Survival? Effective time management skills can help us do so much more than just survive.

4 Getting started: Consider everything you need/want to accomplish. Consider everything you need/want to accomplish. Consider the amount of time you have. Consider the amount of time you have. Set some specific goals for yourself Set some specific goals for yourself

5 The 5 Elements of a Useful Goal 1.Specific - describe with much detail. 2.Measurable - can be clearly evaluated. 3.Challenging - takes energy, effort, and discipline 4.Realistic - you are capable of attaining it. 5.Set in Time – established a completion date A useful goal is:

6 Prioritize Tasks In terms of... Necessity Necessity Appropriateness Appropriateness Efficiency: Efficiency: Eliminate low priority tasks Eliminate low priority tasks Determine peak energy cycle Determine peak energy cycle Delegate Delegate Is there a better way? Is there a better way?

7 Setting Priorities: ABC Method  Priority A “Must-do” = essential, critical items  Priority B “Should-do” = medium value (no deadlines)  Priority C “Nice-to-do” = interesting, fun, can be postponed Be flexible – priorities can change! What is the best use of my time right now?

8 Analyze your time: Ask yourself several diagnostic questions about each task:  What would happen if I did not do this task or activity at all?  Will this activity move me closer to the attainment of my top three critical priorities?  Can this be delegated? If the answer is yes, ask for a volunteer.

9 Time Bandits can rob you of valuable time.  Disorganization  Inability to say, “NO”.  Procrastination  Lack of interest (attitude)  Burnout  Unnecessary perfectionism  Visitors  Phone calls  Waiting for someone someone  Junk mail  Crises

10 DISORGANIZATION: - Organize your work area: materials, supplies, - Organize your work area: materials, supplies, equipment equipment - Organize your desk top: “a place for everything” - Organize your desk top: “a place for everything” - Organize your approach to work: closure - Organize your approach to work: closure PROCRASTINATION: - Set a deadline. - Plan a reward. - Set a deadline. - Plan a reward. - Tell someone else. - Just do it. - Tell someone else. - Just do it. - Get someone else to do it. - Decide not to do it. - Get someone else to do it. - Decide not to do it. - Break task into smaller ones. - Break task into smaller ones. Use a table similar to the one on the next slide to make a time plan.

11 Making a Study Schedule! Days SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00

12 The Time Plan Process Schedule fixed-time events first: (Things that happen on a regular basis) Schedule fixed-time events first: (Things that happen on a regular basis) Classes Classes Work Hours Work Hours Chapel Chapel Club Meetings Club Meetings Church Services/Bible Studies Church Services/Bible Studies Etc. Etc.

13 Example Study Schedule! Days SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 7:00 8:00 English 9:00 Chapel 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:00 Math 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00

14 The Process Schedule two hours study time for each hour in class: Schedule two hours study time for each hour in class: 14 hours in class 14 hours in class 28 hours of study time weekly. 28 hours of study time weekly.

15 Making a Study Schedule! Days SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 7:00 8:00 English 9:00 Chapel 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:00 Math 2:00 Study Math Study Math 3:00 4:00 Study Eng. 5:00 Study Eng. Study Eng. 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00

16 The Process Study as soon after classes as possible. Study as soon after classes as possible. Study during daylight hours Study during daylight hours

17 Making a Study Schedule! Days SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 7:00 8:00 English 9:00 Chapel 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:00 Math 2:00 Study Math Study Math 3:00 4:00 Study Eng. 5:00 Study Eng. Study Eng. 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00

18 The Process Schedule study for each subject on a regular basis: Schedule study for each subject on a regular basis: Study math at same time each day. Study math at same time each day.

19 Making a Study Schedule! Days SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 7:00 8:00 English 9:00 Chapel 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:00 Math 2:00 Study Math Study Math 3:00 4:00 Study Eng. 5:00 Study Eng. Study Eng. 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00

20 The Process contd. Schedule study time in 50 minute increments Schedule study time in 50 minute increments Take 5 minute breaks in between. Take 5 minute breaks in between.

21 The Process contd. Schedule study for most challenging courses first Schedule study for most challenging courses first Schedule next most challenging course next, etc. Schedule next most challenging course next, etc.

22 Prioritize Classes Prioritize Classes Based on Difficulty: Prioritize Classes Based on Difficulty: Managerial Finance – Most Difficult Managerial Finance – Most Difficult Accounting 205 – Next Most Difficult Accounting 205 – Next Most Difficult History 111 – Next Most Difficult History 111 – Next Most Difficult Etc………….. Etc…………..

23 The Process contd. Review daily, weekly, and just before tests. Review daily, weekly, and just before tests. Review 3-5 minutes after class. Review 3-5 minutes after class. Review previous days notes before reviewing the current days notes. Review previous days notes before reviewing the current days notes.

24 The Process contd. Schedule time on Schedule time on the week-ends the week-ends Study/review and plan Study/review and plan for the coming week. for the coming week.

25 The Process contd. Adjust schedule as needed each week. Adjust schedule as needed each week. Get tutoring as needed in the ARC. Get tutoring as needed in the ARC. Also, use Supplemental Instruction (SI) to your advantage. Also, use Supplemental Instruction (SI) to your advantage.

26 Making a Study Schedule! Other things to consider: Other things to consider: Good Nutrition (Regular Meals) Good Nutrition (Regular Meals) Regular Exercise Regular Exercise 8 – 10 Hours of Sleep on a Regular Schedule 8 – 10 Hours of Sleep on a Regular Schedule

27 Drink plenty of water throughout the day Drink plenty of water throughout the day (6 – 8 glasses are recommended) (6 – 8 glasses are recommended) Avoid Caffeine or Sugar near bedtime or when studying Avoid Caffeine or Sugar near bedtime or when studying Contd.

28 Time Bandits ~ YOU DO THESE TO YOURSELF: YOU DO THESE TO YOURSELF: Visiting with friends Visiting with friends Talking on the phone Talking on the phone Listening to music Listening to music Watching TV Watching TV Computer games, , etc Computer games, , etc Daydreaming Daydreaming Not being able to say no Not being able to say no Worrying Worrying Alcohol/recreational drugs Alcohol/recreational drugs Not following the instructions Not following the instructions Making avoidable mistakes Making avoidable mistakes Poor reading/study skills Poor reading/study skills Poor concentration Poor concentration Lack of planning Lack of planning Other Other SOMEONE ELSE DOES THIS:  Over-long visits  Phone interruptions  Music/noise in area  Waiting/delays  Roommate problems  Unclear assignments  Too many demands  Other people's problems  Mechanical failures  Illness or fatigue  Lack of authority  Emergencies  Family  Meetings  Other

29 Time Management! Planning puts us in control of discretionary time. Planning puts us in control of discretionary time. We can get important things done! We can get important things done! “Failing to plan is equal to “Failing to plan is equal to planning to fail. The planning to fail. The results are the same.” results are the same.”


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