Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 7.1

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 7.1

  1. 1. Organizing Your Records & Documentation Section 7.1: Personal Record Keeping Taking Charge: Chapter 7 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Written Documentation <ul><li>Writing down events of your personal life can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Save time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save frustration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help you remember important information </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Why Keep Track? <ul><li>Prevents confusion or conflict later </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy to find information you will need later </li></ul><ul><li>The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of education records </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Get Organized <ul><li>Keep files such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities, rent, insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bills, bank statements, tax records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo/video records and family records </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Recording Private Life <ul><li>Use a calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Computer blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Diaries </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Why Journal? <ul><li>Creates a physical release and clears your mind </li></ul><ul><li>Moves worries and concerns out of your head and onto paper </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Benefits of Journaling <ul><li>Reduce scatter in your life </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain your focus </li></ul><ul><li>Plant seeds of creativity and development </li></ul><ul><li>Reveal and track patterns </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. What is Blogging? <ul><li>Blogging is a interactive Internet journal </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect your privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential employers may search social networking sites (SNS) of prospective employees </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflection <ul><li>Do you keep a journal of any sort? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, how does it help you keep track of your life? </li></ul><ul><li>If not, do you keep track of your personal life in any way? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>Journal Writing http:// www.inspiredtojournal.com/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of Social Networking http://www.socialnetworking-weblog.com </li></ul><ul><li>Record-Keeping Strategies http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/content/0,21770,688976,00.html </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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