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Time Management for Students


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Time Management for Students

  1. 1. Center for Distance Learning Tallahassee Community College Time Management: A Brief Overview for Online Students
  2. 2. Learning outline <ul><li>After viewing this presentation, you will be able to </li></ul><ul><li>Define time management </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the benefits of properly managing your time </li></ul><ul><li>Identify how time management can affect your academic, personal, and professional goals </li></ul><ul><li>Identify ways to better manage your time </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a semester calendar and list </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Time Management? <ul><li>Time management is the managing of your time so that time is used to your advantage, and it gives you a chance to spend your most valuable resource in the way you choose. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits of Time Management <ul><li>You won't miss important &quot;life&quot; deadlines. </li></ul><ul><li>You won't miss important academic deadlines. </li></ul><ul><li>You have more time to sleep well, eat right, and exercise regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>You'll have less stress. </li></ul><ul><li>You'll have more time to just relax and enjoy your time in school. </li></ul><ul><li>Good time management skills will help you in your post-college life. </li></ul><ul><li>What other benefits can you think of? As we continue this presentation, begin thinking about how would properly managing your time help you to better achieve your academic and personal goals. What are some methods that you could employ to better manage your time? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ask Yourself Have you thought or said any of the following? “ I always end up cramming for exams.” “ I never have enough time to do my work.” “ I only study when there’s the pressure of a test.” “ My work always takes longer than I expect it to.” “ I’ve tried to make schedules for myself, but I don’t stick to them.” “ I’ve tried to make schedules for myself, but unexpected things come up.” “ When I’m doing work in one subject, I get distracted by thoughts of what I have to do for my other classes.” If you have ever thought or said one or more of the above, then you may have to consider better managing your time.
  6. 6. Planners, Calendars, and Lists <ul><li>Time management begins with the use of a calendar or planner with daily lists and taking the time to write down everything that you must due, so that it gets done. </li></ul><ul><li>semester calendar: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep track of exams, due dates, and meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record your classes appointments meetings and errands- update it on a regular basis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>daily list: make one each day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it short </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prioritize your goals </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Monitoring your time <ul><li>Tips when making your schedules: </li></ul><ul><li>Be specific. Rather than writing, “do Calculus problems,” indicate which problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Be reasonable. Schedule what you think you will do. </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of ALL your time, including little chunks of time such as riding on the bus. </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible; use a pencil when making your schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to review your lecture notes everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not forget to schedule breaks. </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of time before and after class. </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule difficult tasks for your most alert periods. </li></ul>
  8. 8. To Plan Your Time <ul><li>• Schedule fixed blocks of time first </li></ul><ul><li>• Include time for errands </li></ul><ul><li>• Schedule time for fun </li></ul><ul><li>• Set realistic goals </li></ul><ul><li>• Study two hours for every hour in class (this varies for some people who may need more in certain classes than others) </li></ul><ul><li>• Avoid scheduling marathon study sessions </li></ul><ul><li>• Study in short sessions or stop and rest a few minutes every hour </li></ul><ul><li>• Set clear starting and stopping times </li></ul><ul><li>• Plan for the unplanned. Have room for flexibility. </li></ul><ul><li>• Study during the daytime and in the nighttime. </li></ul><ul><li>• Schedule each study period as close to that class meeting as possible. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tips for Online Students <ul><li>Set aside specific hours for schoolwork </li></ul><ul><li>Follow a daily to-do list </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid social networking during “college” hours </li></ul><ul><li>Study small amounts every week rather than cramming </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help as soon as you need it </li></ul><ul><li>Set your own deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in a laptop </li></ul>
  10. 10. Additional Tips Time Management Tips for Students
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>This online training tutorial covered the following: </li></ul><ul><li>The definition of time management </li></ul><ul><li>The benefits of properly managing your time </li></ul><ul><li>How time management can affect your academic, personal, and professional goals </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to better manage your time </li></ul><ul><li>How to keep a semester calendar and list </li></ul>For additional information on Time Management for Students, contact the Center for Distance Learning at [email_address] Tallahassee Community College
  12. 12. References <ul><li>2011. Doherty, Brooks. Time management tips for students. [Video File]. Retrieved December 19, 2011 from st=SP5FA7E268C30241EE&lf=list_related </li></ul><ul><li>2011. Seven important time management tips for online students. Date accessed December 8, 2011 from management-tips-for-online-students/ </li></ul><ul><li>Lucier, Kelci. Benefits of time management. Date accessed December 19, 2011 from Management.htm </li></ul>