Effective Time Management
Perhaps the first problem a college student encounters is that of managing time well. To guide
you in budgeting your time, this session will
- Discuss methods of scheduling time:
- Daily Schedules,
- Weekly Schedules,
- Monthly/Semester Schedules.
- Highlight principles for successful time management.
- Discuss techniques for focusing attention and concentrating during time set aside
|T ||F ||1. Since you usually know what you must accomplish in a given day, it is not
necessary to write down your list of things to do. |
|T ||F ||2. You probably should not write a time plan for an entire semester since you
do not know specifically what you must do five or six weeks into the semester. |
|T ||F ||3. Since little can be accomplished in three to five minutes, it is best to visit
and relax with your friends before a demanding class begins. |
Managing your time is a skill that directly affects your success here at Alexandria Technical
College. It also determines whether college becomes a nightmare of pressures, deadlines, and
overdue assignments, or an enjoyable experience in which you work hard and also have time for
fun and a social life.
Keep A Time Inventory
Record how you spend your time for one week. Record time in class, time on the job if you are working, time spent studying, time spent commuting, time spent eating, time spent with your family, and time spent "goofing off."
You will see certain patterns of time usage, and you can begin to question how you use your time and the priorities you place on your time usage; for instance, have you set aside enough time for studying?