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					    Time Management
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      Student Learning Advisory Service
Unit for Enhancement of Learning & Training



       Reshmi Dutta-Flanders
          Time Management
Introduction

Why do you want to manage time?

Evaluation
• Where does the time go?

One task at a time/mini-goals

Ten time saving suggestion

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Why do you want to manage time?
 Any individual problem with time management
 Focus on the frequent problems
 Based on frequent problem - how do we deal with it

Evaluation
•   Where does the time go?                   Time circle
                                              Study time
                                              Self-evaluation planner

One task at a time/mini-goals
•   List all study deadlines
•   Set your priorities
•   Time patterns
•   Organise diaries (a day planner/week planner)
•   Colour codes and symbols

Ten time saving suggestion

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List of tasks to complete
•   A day planner
•   A week planner
•   Review planner every week

Evaluate
     – How I use time now
     – How I want to use time now

Ten time saving suggestions
•   Effective note taking
•   Effective reading relevant to this essay or assignment
•   Save on writing and looking up references
•   Break large assignments into smaller tasks
•   Keep eye on word limit
•   Carry note book to record ideas
•   Group information using highlighter pens or ‘post it’ labels to move them
    around
•   Write directly onto word processor
•   Share research tasks and tactics with study partner (if any)
•   If any emergency, consult your tutor immediately                            4
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WORK and work!
(‘Organising your studies’, CICED: pp. 5)

The ‘capital letter WORK’
• Really getting to grips with your subject material
• Making sure things stick (retention)
• Making sure you can get them back (recall)
• Making sure you can give them back (communications)
• Active thinking, such as comparing, contrasting, summarising, and so on.

The ‘small letter work’
• Various things you do, where not much learning really happens
• Things that take quite a bit of time, but where much of what you think about
   at the time vanishes
• Now let’s see if you can tell which is which?


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                              Activity

(‘Organising your studies’, CICED: pp. 6)

Try to list the following activities under the respective headings
for the two kinds of “work”: WORK & work

•   Writing essays
•   Writing reports
•   Doing homework
•   Doing literature searches
•   Reading
•   Rewriting lecture notes
•   Summarising lecture notes
•   Making question banks
•   Preparing a seminar
•   Practising answering questions
•   Devising mnemonics
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   Tackling large assignments
For example: a 3000-word essay is due in 2 weeks time.
• Make a list of all the tasks involved, e.g.
    –   reread lecture notes
    –   research in library
    –   read 3 journal articles
    –   draft outline
    –   consult tutor
    –   design charts etc.
• Break down these sub-tasks further
    – e.g. read first journal article
• Estimate the time you would need to complete each ‘mini-task’ (be
  specific and realistic!)
• Get started and finish it. Well done!

http://www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/ai/ask/index.php
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             Priority Organiser
Module no.        A          B
                                    Order of priority/when
                           Do now
              Need to do




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               Action Plan
(Organising your studies: CICED pp. 10)

• List below the two most important changes
  that you think will help you, regarding your
  study plans
• 1.
• 2.
• Now list 2 things you’re determined to avoid
  in future
• 1.
• 2.
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References:
‘Organising your studies’, CICED
http://www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/ai/ask/index.php

Handouts:
Time circle
Making time to learn
Study planner
Ten tips on time management
Priority organiser
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