Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 2.2

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 2.2

  1. 1. Taking Control of Your Time Section 2.2: Educational Time Management Taking Charge: Chapter 2 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. College <ul><li>Requirements related to college are out of your control </li></ul><ul><li>A positive outlook is a priceless asset </li></ul><ul><li>College is temporary; stay focused on your goals ahead </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. College (cont.) <ul><li>Stressors will include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside responsibilities </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Master Schedule <ul><li>After receiving your syllabus, put all dates on your master schedule </li></ul><ul><li>As assignments are given, add or delete dates to your master schedule </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Studying Strategies <ul><li>2 hours of studying per one hour of class </li></ul><ul><li>Set studying schedule vs. floating schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Morning study vs. night study </li></ul><ul><li>Find what works best for you </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Lists <ul><li>Before bed each evening, add the next day’s obligations to your to-do list </li></ul><ul><li>Always leave time to relax </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit it, but don’t eliminate it </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Motivation Strategies <ul><li>Reward yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 minute break for every 50 minutes of studying </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you eat an elephant? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Break large projects into manageable chunks </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Motivation Strategies (cont.) <ul><li>X marks the spot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross item off your list to help you feel accomplished </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The lights are on but nobody’s home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shut yourself away from distractions </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflection <ul><li>Fill out your Master Schedule for the semester including due dates, tests and assignments. How will this help you stay organized? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your biggest strength/weakness in your academic management? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>Sites to Promote Academic Success http://www.uni.edu/walsh/linda7.html </li></ul><ul><li>David Allen Company </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.davidco.com/ </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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