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					Time Management

 Advice From An “A+” Student
  Support Services Student
    Are You A Time Waster?
   In order to know how to manage your
    time better, you need to know how you
    are currently wasting time.
   To do this, record how you spend your
    time for an entire week.
       Attend class, study time, eating, housework,
        recreation, sleeping, etc.
   Keep a notebook with you (or flash
    cards) and record the activities you
    engage in each hour.
   After a week of doing this you will be
    able to see any obvious ways that you
    can cut time wasting activities out of
    your agenda.
                     Are You Wasting Time?
                                      (Example of notebook)

Time         Monday       Tuesday       Wednesday    Thursday   Friday       Saturday    Sunday



8-9 a.m.     Eng. Class   Sleep         Eng. Class   Laundry    Eng. Class   Sleep in    Sleep in




9-10 a.m.    Tutoring     Breakfast     Tutoring     Laundry    Talk with    Sleep in    Sleep in
                                                                instructor


10-11 a.m.   Math         Math          Math         Math       Math         Breakfast   Buy
             Class        Class         Class        Class      Class                    groceries




11-12 p.m.   Speech       Study         Speech       Study      Speech       Hair apt.   Talk on
             Class                      Class                   Class                    phone


12-1 p.m.    Lunch        Lunch         Lunch        Lunch      Lunch        Beach       Clean
                                                                                         house


1-2 p.m.     Talk with    Get Dry       Tutoring     Break      Study        Beach       Lunch
             friends      Cleaning                   time
Failure To Plan…Is A Plan
          to Fail!
              Invest in a daily planner.
              Schedule your blocked
               hours first, such as:
                   Class, Work, Tutoring, etc.
              Next, schedule study time.
                   Treat school like a full time
                    job.
                   If you go to class 15 hours a
                    week, you may need to study
                    25 hours a week.
                   This may seem like a lot but
                    broken down it is only 3-4
                    hours per day.
                         You can break this up into
                          one or two hour study
                          sessions.
                         Keep in mind assignments
                          may take longer than
                          anticipated to complete.
              Stick by your blocks of
               study time as you would a
               job or class.
Pencil It In!
         Keep a daily to do list for
          each subject and be
          specific!
              Rather than writing
               “Study Psychology,”
               write “Read Psychology
               pages 115-130.”

         Prioritize your “things to
          do” list.
         Rank each item according
          to its significance and
          work on the most
          important items first.
What “To Do”?
         Keep a “to-do” list
          with you every time
          you study.
         Whenever you think
          of something you
          need to do, just write
          it down and then
          continue studying.
         You won’t lose your
          concentration and
          can focus on all the
          other important
          things you need to
          do.
              Projects
    If You Don’t Plan Ahead…You
    Will Probably Be Left Behind!
   You may find the most difficult part of any major
    project is getting started.
   For major projects, write out each individual step you
    will need to take in order to accomplish it.
   Start off with the smaller/easier tasks first then build
    up to the larger ones.
   You may find that once you actually get rolling on a
    project, it really is not so bad.
   Divide difficult tasks into small, manageable sections.
   Start well before the due date.
Just Do It!

      Don’t wait until you are in
       the mood to study, just do
       it! Once you start, it won’t
       be that bad.
      Study when you are most
       alert. (Are you a morning
       person? Get a second
       wind at night?)
      Spend time on each
       subject everyday.
      Even if you don’t have an
       assignment due, simply
       review your notes. This
       will save you time studying
       for mid-terms and finals.
  Have You Read The Book?
                                          Make a reading
                                           schedule for each
                                           class.
                                          Tally up the total
                                           amount of pages you
                                           will need to read for
                                           each class and divide
                                           that number by 5 (or 7
                                           depending on how
                                           many days a week you
                                           are planning to study).
                                          It is much easier to
                                           manage small amounts
             English                       of information.
            Chapter 1
            26 pages
                                          You will have time to
                                           study for each class
                                           everyday.
 Monday      Tuesday     Wednesday
Pages 1-8   Pages 9-17   Pages 18-26
Maybe It Is Time To Try A
   New Approach!?
                Utilize the time you
                 have in between each
                 class for studying.
                Keep notes on flash
                 cards and briefly look
                 over them whenever
                 you have a spare
                 moment.
                     Waiting in line, waiting
                      for an appointment
                A convenient way to
                 keep flash cards
                 organized is to punch
                 holes in them and
                 connect them to a key
                 ring.
                This way you can easily
                 take them with you
                 everywhere you go.
Won’t Somebody Give Me A
         Break!

               Schedule blocks of
                time for breaks.
               Take a break
                every time you
                transfer to a new
                subject.
               Have a snack,
                check your E-mail,
                go for a walk, etc.
                 Quiz Questions
     (Please answer the quiz questions and give a copy of the
                answers to a SSS staff member)

1.      How can you determine if you are a time waster?
2.      Should you invest in a planner? Why?
3.      How should you organize your planner?
4.      Why should you have a “to do” list?
5.      How should you plan a project?
6.      When should you study?
7.      Should you take time to study each subject
        everyday? Why?
8.      How should you make a schedule to read your
        textbook?
9.      What are the benefits of using flash cards?
10.     When should you take study breaks?

				
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