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					       Getting it Done,
          On Time!

        Murphy’s Law….
What Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong

      So Make Time For It!

          P.L.U.S. Seminar
     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?

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

 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

 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
           your priorities.
                               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
       Avoid distractions
       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
                                   “Checking Out”

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
management skills?

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!

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