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Time Management And Organizational Skills

  1. 1. Time Management and Organizational Skills Marcus Simmons Coordinator – OSDS ICC – Tupelo Campus 2176 South Eason Bvd. Tupelo , MS 38804 Phone: 662.620.5136 Email: mgsimmons@iccms.edu
  2. 2. Why is Time Management Important? <ul><li>Time is a finite commodity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimate and plan events and commitments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up scheduled times and commitments to see what time you have left to you each week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time table class times and out of class study times (do not underestimate time needed to study) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Factors Affecting Time Management <ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic chores </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Family and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Other commitments (church, PTO, organizations, etc…) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prioritizing <ul><li>Put commitments in order from most important to least important </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule time for those most important things first </li></ul><ul><li>Review things constantly to make sure you have the most important things taken care of first </li></ul>
  5. 5. GOALS <ul><li>Setting goals is important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals can help motivate us to do better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals must be higher enough to motivate us, but not too high to set us up for failure. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Maintaining a Balance <ul><li>“ Mens sana in corpore sano” – Healthy mind in a healthy body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A balance in the amount of activity and relaxation is very important. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never sacrifice sleep as a way to add more time in your schedule </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Distractions! <ul><li>Examine what things tend to distract you from completing things you need to complete; examples: phone, TV, siblings, friends… </li></ul><ul><li>Come up with strategies to avoid or eliminate those distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Do not schedule study time during your favorite TV show, or when you friend is coming over etc… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Example Time Analyzer
  9. 9. Organizational Skills <ul><li>Organizing Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Assignments </li></ul>
  10. 10. Organizing yourself <ul><li>Punctuality and meeting deadlines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be on time so you will not miss important information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important dates for test and assignments are often made the first few minutes of the class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hand in work and assignments on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School is your job – late employees get fired and late students fail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a place to study and do assignment that is conducive to learning and studying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have all of the supplies you will need handy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Healthy lifestyle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy diet feeds your brain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleep replenishes your brain </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Managing Institution <ul><li>Support Services – know sources for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance and direction </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Managing Assignments Types of Assignments It is important to know what kind of assignments are Required before starting. One good framework to Consider using is the Assignment Framework Model. Plan, Gather, Draft, and Produce
  13. 13. Assignment Framework Model <ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the instructions thoroughly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the grading system completely and how the assignment will be evaluated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide what kind of information will be needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to identify sources to help you with the assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gather </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain all of the information you will need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document sources if needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Draft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a rough outline or draft of the assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make corrections to the assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Produce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check your assignment for any mistakes, make sure you have followed directions and that everything needed is included </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hand the assignment in on time </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. For More Information <ul><li>Ellis, Dave. Becoming a Master Student. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Pauk, Walter.  How to Study in College .  New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Wong, Linda.  Essential Study Skills .  New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006. </li></ul>