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Time Management Msu Fall 2009

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Time Management Msu Fall 2009

  1. 1. Time Management:Take Hold of Your Life!<br />Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />
  2. 2. In order to manage your time you must:<br />Understand TIME!!!<br />Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />
  3. 3. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />Food For Thought<br />If you don’t manage your time, <br />it will manage you!<br />You can never get your time back—it is always marching forward, never backward.<br />
  4. 4. Time is Costly<br />People pay lots of money to keep track of time:<br />Microsoft Project<br />Microsoft Outlook<br />Personal Assistants<br />Hotel Wake up calls<br />Rolex<br />http://www.rolex.com/en/index.jsp#/en/index<br />Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />The Cost of Time for MSU Students<br />Tuition = $3,219.00<br />Housing = $2,575.00<br />Meals = $1,440<br />Books = $500.00<br />__________________________<br />Total = $13,528<br />Per Class<br />$13,528/4 = $3,383<br />Per Class Session<br />$3,383/15 = $225.47<br />
  5. 5. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />You will get return…<br />Put in the time…Get a Reward<br />“Whatever your reasons for going to school, you want to get a return on your investment. Your time is valuable.”<br />--Lawrence Greene<br />Study Wise<br />
  6. 6. In order to manage your time you must:<br />Know what you need to accomplish<br />Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />
  7. 7. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />What’s On Your Plate<br />How Thin Are<br />Your Spread?<br />
  8. 8. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />Do You Have Enough Hours<br />Complete the worksheet to see if you have enough time for everything on your plate.<br />
  9. 9. In order to manage your time you must:<br />Know the secrets of time management<br />Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />
  10. 10. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />Time Management Secret # 1:CHANGE YOUR HABITS<br />Defy Parkinson’s Law<br />Obey Your Alarm Clock<br />Limit Your Email & Internet Time<br />Take “Time Out”<br />Listen to Your Body<br />Keep a Notepad Handy<br />Walter Pauk<br />How to Study in College<br />
  11. 11. Time Management Secret # 2:CONTROL YOUR TIME<br />Exams<br />Assignments<br />Papers<br />Holidays<br />Trips<br />Practices<br />Classes<br />Meetings<br />Meals<br />Sleep<br />Daily break <br />down of weekly schedule<br />Walter Pauk<br />How to Study in College<br />
  12. 12. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />Time Management Secret # 3:PLAN YOUR STUDY TIME<br />View study time as a standing appointment.<br />Activity: Study Hours Analysis & Block out your study time<br />Lisa Fraser says…<br />(Making Your Mark, 5th Edition)<br />“If you know you cannot sit down for a long period of time without getting bored or becoming distracted, schedule shorter study times”<br />“If you can’t live without a favorite TV show, sports game, or late night outing with friends, schedule around it.”<br />“A schedule is only effective if it suits your personality.”<br />
  13. 13. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />Time Management Secret # 4:SAVE TIME<br />Find Hidden Study Time:<br />Carry pocket work<br />Use your mind when it’s free<br />Record study information<br />Employ spare time thinking<br />Use your sub-conscious<br />Spend Time Wisely:<br />Start projects as soon as they are assigned<br />Say NO<br />Turn off the TV<br />Stay of the Internet and social networking sites<br />Try the 10 minute ticker<br />Stop studying<br />Walter Pauk<br />How to Study in College<br />
  14. 14. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />Time Management Secret # 5:COMPLETE WORK IN STAGES<br />This includes papers, projects and reading assignments<br />Write down small steps and assign self-imposed deadlines<br />
  15. 15. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />Time Management Secret # 6:GET WORK DONE EARLY<br />The secret weapon of a good time managers and successful students getting work done early.<br />Discussion: Can anyone guess why?<br />WHAT IF I GET BEHIND:<br /><ul><li>Use the weekends to catch up.
  16. 16. Create a task list and/or timeline for catching up.
  17. 17. Use breaks and holidays to catch up and get ahead.</li></li></ul><li>Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />Time Management Secret # 7:USE TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY<br />Email (school and personal)<br />Voicemail<br />Cell phone, Blackberry<br />Appointment books, calendars<br />Index cards<br />
  18. 18. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />Time Management Secret # 8:BE REAL & STAY BALANCED<br />Make your schedule personal:<br />Are you a morning or night person?<br />Do you like a strict schedule or freedom?<br />How many hours of sleep do you need?<br />How long does your morning routine/commute take?<br />Stay balanced<br />Be extra mindful if:<br />You work part-time<br />Have a relationship or family obligations<br />
  19. 19. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />Time Management Secret # 9:WATCH OUT<br />Time Bandits:<br />Activity: Write down a few of your time bandits<br />Discussion: share and think of strategies<br />Procrastination<br />Reasons<br />Cures<br />
  20. 20. Lakeisha M. Mathews, M.S.<br />THE ENDany questions???<br />

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