Start Your Semester  Right On Time Learning Center Shippensburg University <ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
Time Management for  College Students <ul><li>GOOD NEWS </li></ul><ul><li>All college students have the same 24 hours each...
Why use a time management plan? <ul><li>To provide  structure  and  balance  among all of the things you  need  and  want ...
Task #1:  Prioritizing <ul><li>What do you HAVE to do?  </li></ul><ul><li>What SHOULD you do?  </li></ul><ul><li>What COUL...
What’s Important Vs. Urgent <ul><li>*Assess what is important for you to do right away and what can wait </li></ul><ul><li...
Task #2:  Making a Schedule <ul><li>Once you have prioritized what is most important/urgent for you to do, create a schedu...
Planned Weekly Schedule Example <ul><li>*Your weekly schedule can identify specific times for: </li></ul><ul><li>Classes <...
Sample Monthly Calendar Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 WIFYS C/C Paper Due 2 HC– Speech  Outline Due 3 4 Quiz– WH I 5 Psych...
Task #3: Avoid Procrastination! <ul><li>Perhaps the #1 enemy of college success </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies: </li></ul><u...
The Keys to Your Time Management Plan <ul><li>Set precise and realistic goals </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a plan for the who...
More Time Management Hints! <ul><li>Take advantage of small breaks (use half-hours or hours between classes to get work do...
More Helpful Hints <ul><li>Establish a study routine to study at the same place and time each day </li></ul><ul><li>Study ...
<ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>Get Help Scheduling for Big Projects/Papers Try using this URL for research paper planning: htt...
Where to Get More Help <ul><li>Learning Center </li></ul><ul><li>(717) 477-1420 </li></ul><ul><li>First Floor of Lehman Li...
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  1. 1. Start Your Semester Right On Time Learning Center Shippensburg University <ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Time Management for College Students <ul><li>GOOD NEWS </li></ul><ul><li>All college students have the same 24 hours each day and the same 168 hours each week </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can learn and develop their own personal plan for time management </li></ul><ul><li>BAD NEWS </li></ul><ul><li>Some students fall short of the personal management skills needed to use their time wisely </li></ul><ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why use a time management plan? <ul><li>To provide structure and balance among all of the things you need and want to do </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a road map to accomplish academic and personal goals . </li></ul><ul><li>To learn new and different time management skills since college is different from high school. </li></ul><ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Task #1: Prioritizing <ul><li>What do you HAVE to do? </li></ul><ul><li>What SHOULD you do? </li></ul><ul><li>What COULD you do? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you LIKE to do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What’s Important Vs. Urgent <ul><li>*Assess what is important for you to do right away and what can wait </li></ul><ul><li>*Make a table to see what is most important/urgent vs. not as important/urgent for you </li></ul><ul><li>*Adapted from http://www.effective-time-management-strategies.com/time-management-matrix.html </li></ul><ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>What’s Urgent What’s Not As Urgent What’s Important <ul><li>Getting assignments done on time </li></ul><ul><li>Reading for class </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Studying </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to know your professors </li></ul><ul><li>Making friends </li></ul><ul><li>Getting a job </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Getting acquainted with the campus </li></ul><ul><li>Staying in touch with family and friends from home </li></ul>What’s Not As Important <ul><li>Checking emails and phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Some meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Some social activities </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Distractions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Task #2: Making a Schedule <ul><li>Once you have prioritized what is most important/urgent for you to do, create a schedule for yourself (daily/weekly/monthly) </li></ul><ul><li>Put the schedule somewhere you can see it every day and add new information as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a planner or calendar </li></ul><ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Planned Weekly Schedule Example <ul><li>*Your weekly schedule can identify specific times for: </li></ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Studying/Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Sports (Games/Practices) </li></ul><ul><li>ROTC Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Extracurricular Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Tip: Use different colors or highlight each activity in a different color for easier viewing. </li></ul><ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Sample Monthly Calendar Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 WIFYS C/C Paper Due 2 HC– Speech Outline Due 3 4 Quiz– WH I 5 Psych Exam Chap 1-4 6 7 8 Fall Break 9 Fall Break 10 11 HC– Pers Speech 12 Psych Project Due 13 14 15 WIFYS Pers. Rough Draft Due 16 17 Art Apprec Midterm Psych Quiz 18 WH I Midterm 19 20 21 22 23 HC Quiz 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 HC– Group Project Due 31 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 WIFYS C/C Paper Due 2 HC– Speech Outline Due 3 4 Quiz– WH I 5 Psych Exam Chap 1-4 6 7 8 Fall Break 9 Fall Break 10 11 HC– Pers Speech 12 Psych Project Due 13 14 15 WIFYS Pers. Rough Draft Due 16 17 Art Apprec Midterm Psych Quiz 18 WH I Midterm 19 20 21 22 23 HC Quiz 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 HC– Group Project Due 31 <ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Task #3: Avoid Procrastination! <ul><li>Perhaps the #1 enemy of college success </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask yourself – Why are you putting specific things off? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not wait until the night before to start a big project! Start big projects early. Break it into manageable parts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Keys to Your Time Management Plan <ul><li>Set precise and realistic goals </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a plan for the whole semester </li></ul><ul><li>Commit to your plan 100%! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind the times of day that you are most effective! </li></ul><ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. More Time Management Hints! <ul><li>Take advantage of small breaks (use half-hours or hours between classes to get work done) </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in a study group for </li></ul><ul><li>reinforcement of your learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Allow time each week to adjust your schedule for unexpected changes or for when more intense studying is required </li></ul><ul><li>Look ahead up upcoming events so that you are prepared when they arrive </li></ul><ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. More Helpful Hints <ul><li>Establish a study routine to study at the same place and time each day </li></ul><ul><li>Study as soon after class as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Reward yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Read and study before your favorite TV show then reward yourself by watching the show stress-free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>Get Help Scheduling for Big Projects/Papers Try using this URL for research paper planning: http:// www.lib.umn.edu/help/calculator
  14. 14. Where to Get More Help <ul><li>Learning Center </li></ul><ul><li>(717) 477-1420 </li></ul><ul><li>First Floor of Lehman Library: http://www.ship.edu/learning/ </li></ul><ul><li>AIM participations will receive credit for viewing this Power Point presentation by answering the questions below and emailing your replies to [email_address] . </li></ul><ul><li>1. Was this presentation useful? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Which part of the presentation did you find most useful? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Which part of the presentation was the least useful? </li></ul><ul><li>4. What are you going to do now based on what you have learned from this presentation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li></li></ul></ul>

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