Getting it Done,
What Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong
So Make Time For It!
Presented by Raquel Morales
Tuesday, October 1, 2002
TIME MANAGEMENT QUIZ
Answer each of the following questions with yes or no answers, than add 1
point for each yes answer:
Do you estimate how many hours you will need to study each week?
Do you meet assignment deadlines?
Do you begin working on semester long projects early in the semester?
Do you write a daily "to do" list?
Do you prevent social activities from interfering with your study time?
Do you have a job that requires fewer than 10 hours a week?
Do you set specific goals for each study period?
Do you begin your study time with your most difficult assignment?
Do you complete most of your studying during your most productive hours each
Do you think of being a full-time student as you would a full-time job?
FOUR STEPS TO IMPROVED TIME
There are four strategies that can be very useful
for managing time more effectively. They are:
Create a semester schedule
Assess and plan your work load each week
Adjust your plan each day
Evaluate your schedule
CREATE A SEMESTER SCHEDULE
Record known class assignments including
quizzes, tests, projects and papers.
Record co-curricular activities including work
hours, meetings, social commitments and out-of-town
It will be important to update your semester schedule
ASSESSING AND PLANNING YOUR WEEKLY
Make a list of what you have to accomplish the
coming week, including class assignments and class
Include co-curricular activities, work hours,
errands, exercise, meals and time with friends on
your list of things to do for the week.
Estimate how long each task will take.
Identify the day on which you will accomplish each
task, keeping in mind the amount of time the task
will take and other things you must also do that
ADJUST YOUR SCHEDULE EVERY DAY
Write out a daily schedule at the beginning of
each day. Include uncompleted tasks from the
previous day as well as new tasks.
As you write out your daily schedule, assess
EVALUATE YOUR SCHEDULE
Evaluate your schedule in the morning.
Evaluate your schedule in the evening.
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
Use waiting time
Treat school as a full-time job
Helpful Hints in planning your time wisely
Make sure to take time for yourself
Try not to juggle too many projects at
Check out other resources for more helpful
hints about time management
Look back at your time management quiz and select two items that you want to focus on for
List those items here:
What small, specific steps can you take in the next two weeks to improve your time
List one person that you will share these steps with and ask them to encourage you throughout
the month of October to Get it Done…On Time!