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List your Way to Success
Researchers who study the characteristics of successful people have found that organizational skills are a common characteristic. Successful people keep track of what needs to be done on the way to success; if you don’t control your time or your life, something (or someone) else will.

1. Daily to-do List
This type of list entails writing down what you need to do day by day. For example, you may use a notecard for recording your “to do’s, then check off each item as you complete it. This allows you to see your progress and feel a sense of accomplishment each day.

Monday 1. Ch. 6 calculus 2. Pp. 235-276 history 3. Wash clothes 4. Appointment Dr. Smith 5. Work 1 hour on chem. research paper 6. Date 7pm - Jim

Tuesday 1. Study psych. quiz 2. Pp. 276-298 history 3. Chem lab 2pm 4. Calc. Homework due 5. Begin English essay 6. Work 1 hour on chem. research paper 7. Basketball - 8pm

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2. Priority List
This type of list involves recording what needs to be done in order of importance or by due dates. The most important or “first due” item is listed at the top and down to the lesser important items.

More important

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Less Important

Friday Study group for bio. Test 8-9am Hand in math homework 10am See Dr. Jones about next week’s test - bring my questions 11am Practice math problems 11:30 Lunch - go over notecards for bio Bio class 1pm Chem lab 2pm 1 hr for hist. research paper 4pm Dinner Photography club 5pm Get a date with Karen

Another version of a priority list includes what must be done today, what must be done by date, and what is coming up with due dates. These tasks could also be listed in order of importance or by deadline.

Must Do Today
_________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________

Must Be Done By _____
___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________

Upcoming Due Dates
___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________

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3. Chronological List
This third type of list uses time to indicate when tasks need to be completed. This list can be kept on notebook paper but is done best using a calendar book available at campus bookstores and office supply stores.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Thursday Study group for bio. test Hand in math homework See Dr. Jones about next week’s test - bring my questions Practice math problems Go over notecards for bio Bio class Chem lab 1 hour for hist. Research paper Dinner Photography club

4. Assignment List
Here, assignments are recorded just as you would tasks on a real job after college. You may prefer to record assignments and due dates for a whole week instead of one day at a time.

Tuesday 1. Read math pp. 67-78 2. Hand in Soc. paper 3. Quiz - history Wednesday 1. English paper due 2. Read soc. Ch. 4 3. Bio. Homework due 4. Review math ch. 7 5. ReviewStudent Success 5 Soc. Ch. Center
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5. Weekly Calendar Book
One of the most effective, easy to use and most popular methods of tracking and completing college tasks involves the use of a weekly calendar book. These are available at most college bookstores and offices supply stores. When open, a whole week is displayed before you. This way it is easier to see what is coming up a day or more ahead. Below is an example of a weekly calendar book.

Monday Feb 2, 1999 8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ 1 ________________ 2 ________________ 3 ________________ 4 ________________ 5 ________________ 6 ________________ 7 ________________ 8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ To Do __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

Tuesday Feb 3, 1999 8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ 1 ________________ 2 ________________ 3 ________________ 4 ________________ 5 ________________ 6 ________________ 7 ________________ 8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ To Do __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

Wednesday Feb 4, 1999

8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ 1 ________________ 2 ________________ 3 ________________ 4 ________________ 5 ________________ 6 ________________ 7 ________________ 8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ To Do __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

Thursday Feb 5, 1999 8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ 1 ________________ 2 ________________ 3 ________________ 4 ________________ 5 ________________ 6 ________________ 7 ________________ 8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ To Do __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

Friday Feb 6, 1999 8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ 1 ________________ 2 ________________ 3 ________________ 4 ________________ 5 ________________ 6 ________________ 7 ________________ 8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ To Do __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

Saturday Feb 7, 1999 8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ 1 ________________ 2 ________________ 3 ________________ 4 ________________ 5 ________________ 6 ________________ 7 ________________ 8 ________________ 9 ________________ 10 ________________ 11 ________________ 12 ________________ Sunday Feb. 8, 1999 __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

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WEEKLY CALENDAR BOOK
Monday Feb 2, 2001 8 _chem class______ 9 _redo chem notes _ 10 _english class_ _ 11 _read literature __ 12 _lunch_____ __ 1 _photo club_______ 2 _review chem__ ___ 3 ___”_____”_______ 4 _review lit. notes___ 5 _supper__________ 6 _relax___________ 7 _review bio. notes_ 8 _relax___________ 9 __”_____________ 10 __”_____________ 11 __to bed_________ 12 ________________ To Do _Oil & lube car_______ _Form study group in__ bio._______________ _Drop off photos_____ Call dad about tuition Tuesday Feb 3, 2001 8 _study math______ 9 ___”___”_________ 10 _wash clothes_____ 11 _bio class________ 12 __”____”_________ 1 _ lunch__________ 2 _review math_____ 3 ___”____”________ 4 _biol class________ 5 ___”___”_________ 6 _supper__________ 7 _relax___ ____ 8 _review chem notes 9 _relax____ ______ 10 __”______________ 11 _to bed_____ _____ 12 ________________ To Do _Clean the room ___ _Molly’s birthday_____ _Pick up photos_____ __________________
Wednesday Feb 4, 2001

WEEKLY CALENDAR BOOK
Thursday Feb 5, 2001 8 _study math_ ___ 9 ___”____”________ 10 _grocery shop_ ___ 11 __bio class_______ 12 ___”___”_________ 1 __ lunch_________ 2 _review math_____ 3 ___”_____”_______ 4 _biol class________ 5 _ “___”_________ 6 _supper__________ 7 _relax____ _______ 8 _review chem notes 9 _relax_____ _ 10 __”______________ 11 _to bed_____ _____ 12 ________________ To Do _Groceries__________ _Deposit check______ __________________ __________________ Friday Feb 6, 2001 8 _chem class___ ___ 9 _redo chem notes__ 10 _english class_____ 11 _read literature 12 _ lunch__________ 1 _review chem_____ 2 ___”_____”_______ 3 _review lit. notes _ 4 _work study_ _ 5 ___”____”________ 6 _supper__________ 7 _party nite ______ 8 ___”_____________ 9 ___”_____________ 10 ___”_____________ 11 ___”_____________ 12 ___”_____________ To Do __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ Saturday Feb 7, 2001 8 _sleep in___ ____ 9 _sleep in_ ______ 10 _review lit notes___ 11 ____”_____”______ 12 _lunch___________ 1 _aerobics________ 2 _basketball game 3 _____”___________ 4 _____”___________ 5 _supper__________ 6 _free time__ __ 7 _free time__ _____ 8 _date with Homer 9 ______”__________ 10 ______”__________ 11 ______”__________ 12 ______”__________ Sunday Feb. 8, 2001 __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

8 _chem class__ ___ 9 _ redo chem notes_ 10 _english class_ ___ 11 _read literature _ _ 12 _ lunch__________ 1 _review chem___ __ 2 ___”_____”_______ 3 _review lit. notes___ 4 _work study___ __ 5 ___”___”_________ 6 __supper_________ 7 __relax______ ____ 8 _review math notes 9 __relax__________ 10 ____”___________ 11 __to bed_________ 12 ________________ To Do _Take the dog to vet__ _Letter to Tommy ___ __________________ __________________

Myths about Lists and Schedules
1. Time schedules restrict you. Ridiculous! How can something restrict you that you control 100%? 2. I can’t do what I need to do if I schedule everything. Absurd! You decide what to include in your schedules and lists. A schedule contains only what you put there. It is a tool for keeping track of what you need to do instead of leaving important tasks to memory, mood, or chance. Schedules are tools that increase chances for success. 3. I don’t like to schedule my life. Silly! You can choose to schedule your life every minute of every day intentionally or by chance. Which way will help you reach your goals quicker? A list only helps you keep better track of what needs to be done, helps you get it done, and moves you toward your goals much faster and more successfully.
Copyright © Dennis H. Congos, Certified Supplemental Instruction Trainer. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816 - 407-823-3789 - Email: dcongos@mail.ucf.edu

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