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					 Time/Task Management

Presented by the Tomás Rivera Center
     Arranged by Dionne S. Dávila
1. Do you estimate how many hours you will need
   to study each week?
2. Do you meet assignment deadlines?
3. Do you begin working on semester long projects
   early in the semester?
4. Do you write a daily “to do” list?
5. Do you prevent social activities from interfering
   with your study time?
6. Do you have a job that requires fewer than 10
   hours a week?
           QUIZ continued…
7. Do you set specific goals for each study period?
8. Do you begin your study time with your most
    difficult subject/assignment?
9. Do you complete most of your studying during
    your most productive hours of each day?
10. Do you treat being a full-time student like a full
    time job?
For every “Yes” you responded give yourself 1point.
Tally the total number of points you received.
• If you scored 8-10 you are doing well managing
  your time. Maybe you need to change one or two
• If you scored 5-7 you are average and have some
  good time management skills, but clearly need
  some more help.
• If you scored 1-4 you should get a plan together
  for how you want to address these issues. Good
  thing for you the TRC can help you with that.
  Please schedule an appointment with an academic
The goal of time management
 is to find a balance among
 all the things you need and
           want to do.
What’s the 1st step in managing your
Types of events worth noting in
        your planner:
    Classes
    Professors office hours and contact info
    Due dates for papers, projects, presentations, etc.
    Test and quiz dates
    Meetings:
     Advising or mentor meetings
     SI or Tutoring
The most important word in
  our Time Management
     vocabulary is…

         Before Setting Goals
 Have to determine what you value
    (What is important to you?)

 Set priorities
   Decide what is most important
   What needs to be accomplished first
                   Set Goals
• Setting time/task goals will
  help you define how you want
  to live and what you want to

• Define for yourself what will
  be long term and short term
     Making Your Schedule Work
•     Identify your best time of the day.
•     Study difficult or boring subjects first.
•     Use the same place to study every time.
•     Use the library or a location with very little
•     Avoid distractions
•     Use “waiting time” to study
•     Treat school as a full-time job
    Adjust Your Schedule Every Day

•    Write out a daily
     schedule at the
     beginning of each day.

•    As you write out your
     daily schedule, assess
     your priorities.
     Evaluate Your Schedule
• Evaluate schedule in the morning
• Again at the end of the day
• Re-Assess:
  a) Is what I’m doing working? If not what
  do I need to change?
   b) Divide larger tasks or projects into
  smaller parts or steps.
• Avoidance of doing a task that needs to be
• Can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy,
  depression and self-doubt
• Interferes with academic and personal
• Not a good indicator of what you are truly
  capable of
• So…..don’t put things off…
It’s a misnomer that our talents
 make us a success. They help,
   but it’s not what we do well
   that enables us to achieve in
 the long run. It’s what we do
 wrong and how we correct it
  that ensures our long-lasting
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