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1 TIME MANAEMENT STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE Nursing Study Skills
2 IntroductionMany times students have not had to manage their time efficiently prior to vocational education because they are bright and weren't really challenged in high school. The situation often changes in after high school, because everyone who goes on after high school, did well in high school but the full range of grades are assigned. Some students who received A's and B's in high school are now receiving C's and D's in college or vocational education. Those receiving lower grades are probably no less capable than those receiving higher grades but often their study skills, including time management, are less effective.
3 You Can Do It!! We all have 168 hours in a week! To use as we wish; however, some people make better use of this time than others. If you perceive that this is an area ofthat needs improvement, this programis for you. Throughout the program, you will learnways to Use your time moreeffectively.
4 You Can Do it!If you can identify with any part of the above paragraph, working on improving your time management may be beneficial to you.In this program, you will be given the opportunity to assess where your time goes and make some decisions about changes you would like to make to use your time more effectively. There is no one right way to manage your time; however, it is important to get to know yourself so you can make good decisions about how to use your time. We all have 168 hours in a week to use as we wish; however, some people make better use of this time than others. If you perceive that this is an area of your life that needs improvement, this program is for you. Throughout the program, you will learn ways to use your time more effectively.
5 ACTIVITYTo begin this program, on a piece of paper make a list of the top five ways you waste your time.picture of a sunset, telephone, work, beach setting, trees, computer, etc
6 TIME MANAGEMENT QUIZDo you estimate how many hours you will need to study each week? Yes NoDo you meet assignment deadlines? Yes NoDo you begin working on semester long projects early in the semester? Yes NoDo you write a daily "to do" list? Yes NoDo you prevent social activities from interfering with your study time? Yes No
7 Time Management QuizDo you begin your study time with your most difficult assignment? Yes NoDo you complete most of your studying during your most productive hours each day? Yes NoDo you think of being a full-time student as you would a full-time job? Yes NoDo you have a job that requires fewer than 10 hours a week? Yes NoDo you set specific goals for each study period? Yes No
8 Time Management QuizDo you have a job that requires fewer than 10 hours a week? Yes NoDo you set specific goals for each study period? Yes NoDo you begin your study time with your most difficult assignment? Yes NoDo you complete most of your studying during your most productive hours each day? Yes NoDo you think of being a full-time student as you would a full-time job? Yes No
9 Determining Your Score When you have answered all the questions, to your Time Management QuizScores it, by adding the points for each question.If you have a high total score (15 is the maximum score possible), this indicates that you are using effective time management techniques. If your total score is low, it may be helpful to learn some techniques for using your study time more effectively.
10 Four Steps to Improving Your Time Management There are four strategies that can beVery useful for managing time moreeffectively. They are:1) Create a semester schedule2) Assess and plan your work load eachweek.3) Adjust your plan each day.4) Evaluate your schedule.Strategies for accomplishing each of these tasks will be discussed on the next few pages
11 Strategies for accomplishing each of these tasks CREATE A SEMESTER SCHEDULEASSESSING AND PLANNING YOUR WEEKLY SCHEDULEADJUST YOUR SCHEDULE EVERY DAYEVALUATE YOUR SCHEDULE
12 Where Dose Time Go?It may seem like there aren't enough hours in the week to get everything done. That may be true or it may be that you are not using your time as efficiently as possible. To assess where your time goes, complete the inventory on the next page. Be as honest with yourself as you can. Some of the items are done every day so those will need to be multiplied by 7 to arrive at a weekly total. One item may be done any number of times a week so you'll need to multiply that one by the number of times each week you do it. After you have responded to all the questions, you'll have an opportunity to see how many hours remain during the week for studying.
13 Number of hours per week Number of Hours per DayNumber of Days per weekNumber of hours per weekOn the average, how many hours do you sleep in each 24 hour period, including those afternoon naps?MultiplyOn the average, how many hours a day do you engage in grooming activities?On the average, how many hours a day do you spend on meals, including preparation and clean-up time?XHow much time do you spend commuting to and from campus and how many times do you do this during a week? Include the amount of time it takes to park and walk from your car or the bus stop to class.On the average, how many hours a day do you spend doing errands?On the average, how many hours do you spend each week doing co-curricular activities (student organizations, working out, church, etc.)?On the average, how many hours a week do you work at a job?How many hours do you spend in class each week?On the average, how many hours per week do you spend with friends, going out, watching TV, going to parties, etc?Add the number of hours you are spending each week engaged in daily living activities and school activities.Total7747
14 There are 168 hours in a week. Now you can Subtractto find out how many hours remain for studying, since this is not one of the activities included on the previous page.This will give you the amount of time you have for studying.
16 How many hours a week do I need for studying? Most schools recommend that students study at least two hours outside of class for every hour spent in class, although some recommend even more. Many students are in class for 25 hours per week in class. Therefore, studying at least 50 hours a weekoutside of classes would be recommended.Combining the 25 hours a week in class and the 50 study hours outside of classstudents will should plan on spending about 45 hours a week on schoolwork.
17 Can you reduce the amount of time spent on other activities? Assessment”” My hours indicates that I don't have 50 hours a week to study but I need to study this much to make the grades I want to make.Can you reduce the amount of time spent on other activities?If you were going to reduce these hours, what would you haveto do to make this change in your schedule? Can you eliminate one or more activities from your schedule? What could you eliminate?
18 I do have 30 or more hours a week to study but I don't use them effectively The next page in this program discusses several strategies for making your schedule work more effectively. As you read this page, think about which of these strategies might be most helpful for making better use of your study time.
19 MAKING YOUR SCHEDULE WORK ! Here are some strategies that you may find helpful to try if your schedule is not working as efficiently or effectively as you would like. When trying any new strategy, it is important to practice it regularly and to practice it long enough that you have a way of evaluating whether or not it is helping. Tests are good ways to evaluate new study strategies. If you begin a new strategy after one test on which you didn't perform as well as you would like, try a new strategy until you receive the results of the next test to get an idea whether the new strategy is working for you.
20 Identify your best time of the day! Studying at your best time of the day, whether that is morning, afternoon, or early evening, will enable you to complete your assignments in less time.
21 Identify your best time of the day Research studies show that what we can accomplish in 60 minutes when we're less fatigued will take as much as 90 minutes to accomplish when we are more fatigued.
22 Study difficult or boring Subject 1st Study subjects that are more of a challenge to you first when you are less fatigued. Save, subjects you like to study for later, when you are feeling more tired but need to continue to study to keep up with your work. It will be easier to find the motivation to study something you find enjoyable when you are tired than for a subject you dread studying.
23 Use the same place to study every time Studying in the same place each day is like going to class in the same room. You begin to associate a particular activity with a particular location so when you are in that location, you and able to focus on the task at hand more quickly. Studying on your bed or in your bedroom is not advised because you probably associate your bed and bedroom with sleeping, not studying. It's too easy to take those 10 minute naps that turn into 2 hour naps.
24 Use the libraryLibraries are good places to study because this is the only activity we do in this environment.If there are reasons you choose not to use the library, try to find another location outside of your room that provides a good study environment and is relatively free of distractions.
25 Avoid DistractionsMany things can provide a distraction to studying if we are looking for ways to procrastinate. Earlier in this program, you identified your top five time wasters. For the next few weeks, try to find ways to reduce the frequency with which these distracters are interfering with your study time. This might mean that finding another place to study would be helpful
26 Use waiting timeIf you use public transportation to commute to and from campus, there is probably some waiting time involved. This is a great time to study discrete pieces of information such as learning vocabulary for a foreign language class or memorizing a chemical reaction sequence. Write this information on note cards and carry them with you so you can study your cards during your waiting time.
27 Treat school as a full-time job Try to accomplish as many of your school tasks as possible within a concentrated period of time, such as 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you use these hours either for attending class or studying, you'll have much more free time in the evenings and on the weekends to spend time with friends. Your classes are likely to get the amount of attention they require as well.
28 Treat school as a full-time job It doesn't mean that you'll never need to study in the evenings or on the weekends because there will still be crunch times and you probably will. However, treating school as a full-time job and adopting the hours of a full-time job will probably result in better, more efficient management of your time.
29 RECAP So far in this program, you have had the opportunity to: Identify your top five time wasters;Identify strengths and weaknesses in your time management practices;Learn strategies for making a daily, weekly and semester schedule;Learn how to evaluate your time schedule;Assess where your time goes; and, Learn some strategies for improving your time management.
30 RECAPThe next step is to set one or two goals that you want to focus on over the next few weeks to further improve your time management skills. The next pages will help you set your goals.
31 GOAL SETTINGOf the strategies that have been discussed, you may be doing some of them pretty well but there are probably at least one or two ways you could still improve your skill in this area. Think about what you've learned, print out this page, and write down the skill(s) you want to work on during the next few weeks. Keep them in a place where you'll be reminded of your goals frequently and practice them every day.
32 CONCLUSIONDeveloping good time management habits takes time and is hard work.If you want further assistance please read the book : “The One Minute Manager”.
33 Be: Time Management Wise Be: StructuredBe: EfficientBe: Organized