EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENTPresented by: Althea Gordon-Clennon Senior Assistant Registrar International Students Office
LESSON # Time Cannot be Managed!We can only manage how best to use Time!
• Time keeps flowing steadily past us whether or not we are ready!• There is nothing you can do about time. It is what it is!• If it is to be, it is up to me!• We just have to live with it!
LESSON # Time Need Not Be a ProblemAll undergraduate students have a total of2184 hours to their credit at the start ofeach semester.
• Make a conscious decision how your time at the UWI will be spent! Always have a PLAN!• Devise a strategy for not wasting time• Remember there are no fool proof strategies. One size does not fit all!• Commit to it!• Never become inflexible. It is your plan and your time.
Most Common Strategies• Use of a Scheduler/Time Table to map out the entire day. Include work, play and rest times. Be realistic• Start tomorrow at the end of today. Make a list of the things that must be accomplished for the coming day.• Use of a Calendar to keep track of deadlines and important tasks.
•Breakdown major tasks into bits. It appears more manageable that way.•If possible, work anywhere and everywhere.•Set your own deadlines•Learn to say NO to some things.
• Do not set unrealistic goals• Know what time of the day you are at your best• Do not plan study groups if you work better alone• If you are easily distracted don’t study in places that have heavy traffic• Identify those subjects that are most difficult for you and dedicate more time to them
•Scientists say it takes exactly 66 days to develop a habit that can take years to break.•A healthy habit can allow you more free time on the weekend to do the things you love.•Good habits developed now can make you into a mogul.
"The bad news is timeflies. The good newsis youre the pilot."-- Michael Altshuler