Time Management and Goal Setting UGST 1000 FALL 2012
Personal Time SurveyFigure out how you spend your timeCan help to identify time wastersDid you run out of hours in the week? Where do you need to cut back in order to not be burnt out?Do you have some free time? Where can you use that time best?Keep track of how you spend your time for a week for a more accurate estimate
Pie “П” ChartAny way you slice it, they help you display your point
Taking Control of TimeMake an academic calendarKeep a schedule for one weekLearn to say “no”Use waiting or “wasted” timeWear a watch
Time Management When StudyingMake goals for studyingBreak assignments up into more manageable portionsTake study breaksBe aware of your best time of dayStudy difficult or boring subjects firstAvoid marathon study sessions
Long Term ScheduleThis is your monthly schedule! Write down fixed dates and obligations including Class schedule Homework, test dates, paper deadlines Work schedule Extra-curricular activities Special occasions Holidays Meetings Appointments Anything important to you!
Intermediate ScheduleThis is your weekly schedule! Write down the major events and amount of work that you have to accomplish each week. For example: Monday: begin paper Tuesday night: baseball game Wednesday: history quiz Thursday: complete math problems in section 2.3 Read 50 pages in biology by Friday
Weekly Calendar Sun, June 28 Mon, June 29 Tue, June 30 Wed, July 1 Thu, July 2 Fri, July 3 Sat, July 4 8:00 :30 9:00 :3010:00 :3011:00 :3012:00 :30 1:00 :30 2:00 :30 3:00 :30 4:00 :30 5:00 :30 6:00 :30 7:00 :30
Short-Term ScheduleThis is your daily schedule! One a small note card each evening, write out a specific list of everything you have to accomplish the next day. You can schedule times, like so… 9:00-9:15 Review history before class 12:00-12:30 Review math for quiz during lunch 4:30-6:00 Read ch. 5 & 6 in history textbook 7:00-8:30 Complete math problems 9:00 Movie to de-stress!
ABC ListWrite down the day’s tasks and place A, B or C according to priority “A” means most urgent “B” mildly urgent “C” not urgent Your ABC list may look like this: Read three chapters in English book for discussion tomorrow (A) Begin working on psychology paper due in three weeks (C) Call best friend before she goes to bed (B) Vacuum room (B) Complete math problems for class tomorrow (A)
Setting GoalsSetting goals can help with time managementManage time better by figuring out what your goals areS.M.A.R.T Goals SPECIFIC MEASUREABLE ACTION-ORIENTED REALISTIC TIMELY
S.M.A.R.T. GoalsSPECIFIC Specifics help us to focus our efforts and clearly define what we are going to do. Specific is the What, Why, and How of the SMART model. WHAT are you going to do? Use action words such as direct, organize, coordinate, develop, plan, build etc. WHY is this important to do at this time? HOW are you going to do it? Ensure that the goals you set are very specific, clear, and reachable.MEASURABLE If you cant measure it, you cant manage it. Choose a goal with measurable progress so you can see the change occur. Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.
S.M.A.R.T. Goals ACTION ORIENTED What will you do action wise to ensure your success? Once you’ve put a plan in action, following through with it is the most important and sometimes hardest part.REALISTIC A goal needs to stretch you slightly so you feel you can do it and it will need a real commitment from you. Set goals that are too difficult and you set the stage for failure, but setting too low sends yourself the message that you arent very capable. Set the bar high enough for a satisfying achievement!TIMELY Set a timeframe for the goal. Without a time limit, theres no urgency to start taking action now.
Motivation TipsThink about the end resultSet S.M.A.R.T. goals and write them downBe activeSet aside time for you