Time Management for StudentsPresentation Transcript
Center for Distance Learning Tallahassee Community College Time Management: A Brief Overview for Online Students
After viewing this presentation, you will be able to
Define time management
Identify the benefits of properly managing your time
Identify how time management can affect your academic, personal, and professional goals
Identify ways to better manage your time
Keep a semester calendar and list
What is Time Management?
Time management is the managing of your time so that time is used to your advantage, and it gives you a chance to spend your most valuable resource in the way you choose.
Benefits of Time Management
You won't miss important "life" deadlines.
You won't miss important academic deadlines.
You have more time to sleep well, eat right, and exercise regularly.
You'll have less stress.
You'll have more time to just relax and enjoy your time in school.
Good time management skills will help you in your post-college life.
What other benefits can you think of? As we continue this presentation, begin thinking about how would properly managing your time help you to better achieve your academic and personal goals. What are some methods that you could employ to better manage your time?
Ask Yourself Have you thought or said any of the following? “ I always end up cramming for exams.” “ I never have enough time to do my work.” “ I only study when there’s the pressure of a test.” “ My work always takes longer than I expect it to.” “ I’ve tried to make schedules for myself, but I don’t stick to them.” “ I’ve tried to make schedules for myself, but unexpected things come up.” “ When I’m doing work in one subject, I get distracted by thoughts of what I have to do for my other classes.” If you have ever thought or said one or more of the above, then you may have to consider better managing your time.
Planners, Calendars, and Lists
Time management begins with the use of a calendar or planner with daily lists and taking the time to write down everything that you must due, so that it gets done.
Keep track of exams, due dates, and meetings
Record your classes appointments meetings and errands- update it on a regular basis
daily list: make one each day
Keep it short
Prioritize your goals
Monitoring your time
Tips when making your schedules:
Be specific. Rather than writing, “do Calculus problems,” indicate which problems.
Be reasonable. Schedule what you think you will do.
Take advantage of ALL your time, including little chunks of time such as riding on the bus.
Be flexible; use a pencil when making your schedule.
Plan to review your lecture notes everyday.
Do not forget to schedule breaks.
Make use of time before and after class.
Schedule difficult tasks for your most alert periods.
To Plan Your Time
• Schedule fixed blocks of time first
• Include time for errands
• Schedule time for fun
• Set realistic goals
• Study two hours for every hour in class (this varies for some people who may need more in certain classes than others)
• Avoid scheduling marathon study sessions
• Study in short sessions or stop and rest a few minutes every hour
• Set clear starting and stopping times
• Plan for the unplanned. Have room for flexibility.
• Study during the daytime and in the nighttime.
• Schedule each study period as close to that class meeting as possible.
Tips for Online Students
Set aside specific hours for schoolwork
Follow a daily to-do list
Avoid social networking during “college” hours
Study small amounts every week rather than cramming
Ask for help as soon as you need it
Set your own deadlines
Invest in a laptop
Additional Tips Time Management Tips for Students
This online training tutorial covered the following:
The definition of time management
The benefits of properly managing your time
How time management can affect your academic, personal, and professional goals
Ways to better manage your time
How to keep a semester calendar and list
For additional information on Time Management for Students, contact the Center for Distance Learning at [email_address] Tallahassee Community College
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Lucier, Kelci. Benefits of time management. Date accessed December 19, 2011 from http://collegelife.about.com/od/TimeManagement/a/Benefits-Of-Time- Management.htm