TIME MANAGEMENT
Welcome to the Viterbo University Time Management workshop. If you
have additional questions after viewing...
TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE
• Sole responsibility for managing time
• Less structured time
• Multiple roles to balance
TIME VS. MONEY
• Time is more valuable than money
• Time not used is time lost
• Manage your time usage
Time is the coin o...
HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?
• A “Time Audit” can offer valuable information
TIME AUDIT
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
• How would you describe your usage of time?
• Did you observe any trends in the audit?
• Evaluate the ...
HOW DO YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR
APPROACH TO TIME?
• What change(s), if any, might you make after
looking at your time distr...
WHAT’S NEXT?
• What plan do you have for making tangible
changes to your use of time?
• What different choices can you com...
TOOLS
• Weekly Planners
FOR THE WEEK OF ___________________________________________
TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY...
WEEKLY PLANNERS
• Some things to keep in mind when filling out a
weekly planner:
– Record fixed commitments first
– Schedu...
TERM PLANNER
Term Planner
Get out your course syllabi and enter all of the important dates for tests, homework, and assign...
PROJECT BREAKDOWN
Name ______________________________________
PROJECT BREAKDOWN
Class: ________________________ Project: _...
Prioritize Tasks
– Goals
– Do-It-Today
– A-B-C
A List = Most important tasks
B List = Next important
C List = Least imp...
GENERAL GUIDELINES
• Set goals
• Know your best time of day
• Control interruptions
• Tackle hard subjects first
• Make ti...
FIGHT THE URGE TO PROCRASTINATE
• Notice when you are procrastinating
• Determine specific goals
• Divide projects into sm...
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Time management

  1. 1. TIME MANAGEMENT Welcome to the Viterbo University Time Management workshop. If you have additional questions after viewing the workshop, please contact the Academic Resource Center, 332 Murphy Center, or mjgrowt@viterbo.edu for more information.
  2. 2. TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE • Sole responsibility for managing time • Less structured time • Multiple roles to balance
  3. 3. TIME VS. MONEY • Time is more valuable than money • Time not used is time lost • Manage your time usage Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. Carl Sandburg
  4. 4. HOW DO YOU GET STARTED? • A “Time Audit” can offer valuable information
  5. 5. TIME AUDIT
  6. 6. SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES
  7. 7. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? • How would you describe your usage of time? • Did you observe any trends in the audit? • Evaluate the distribution of your time. Are you satisfied with how your time is being spent? Were you surprised by anything the summary revealed?
  8. 8. HOW DO YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR APPROACH TO TIME? • What change(s), if any, might you make after looking at your time distribution? • Are you getting the most important things done first?
  9. 9. WHAT’S NEXT? • What plan do you have for making tangible changes to your use of time? • What different choices can you commit to making?
  10. 10. TOOLS • Weekly Planners FOR THE WEEK OF ___________________________________________ TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Priorities of the Week Long-Term Assignments MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY 8:00 a.m. 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:00 p.m. 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00
  11. 11. WEEKLY PLANNERS • Some things to keep in mind when filling out a weekly planner: – Record fixed commitments first – Schedule study time – Have a balance to your schedule – View your schooling as your job
  12. 12. TERM PLANNER Term Planner Get out your course syllabi and enter all of the important dates for tests, homework, and assignments. After you have entered your exam and other task dates on the calendar, look at the dates. Think about how many days or weeks you’ll need to study for major exams or write papers. Mark the days or the weeks in which these tasks will be priorities. Before you make out your weekly plan each week, examine your term plan to identify the week’s main priority. Insert rows as needed. Week Of Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  13. 13. PROJECT BREAKDOWN Name ______________________________________ PROJECT BREAKDOWN Class: ________________________ Project: ________________________ Due Date: ______________________ Steps to take: Time Allotted Planned Date Date Completed
  14. 14. Prioritize Tasks – Goals – Do-It-Today – A-B-C A List = Most important tasks B List = Next important C List = Least important (long-term)
  15. 15. GENERAL GUIDELINES • Set goals • Know your best time of day • Control interruptions • Tackle hard subjects first • Make time for yourself • Don’t over commit • Study short and often
  16. 16. FIGHT THE URGE TO PROCRASTINATE • Notice when you are procrastinating • Determine specific goals • Divide projects into small manageable pieces (see Project Breakdown) • Get started • Reward yourself

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