What is Time Management?
✘ The ability to use your time effectively
✘ Some important skills include:
It also includes learned techniques like prioritization,
communication, and delegation…
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✘ Progress towards goals
✘ Managing Multiple
✘ More Control over your own
Why is Time Management Important?
✘ Less stress
✘ Better work-life balance
✘ Greater focus
✘ Higher levels of productivity
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The Productivity Pyramid
✘ Daily tasks reflect that you are working to
meet goals by completing the work
needed to earn the education you want
✘ Not scheduling the time needed to
complete the work necessary to earn your
degree is where students most often
struggle at in college
Managing Your Environment
Which of these factors seem to impair
your ability to manage your time well?
Failures in Time
Identifying Time Wasters
✘ It’s easy to get distracted. Pay attention to
what draws your focus away from your
studies and assignments.
✘ Are you spending too much time checking
✘ Are you prone to texting and answering
personal phone calls while studying?
✘ Do you find that a lot of time has passed
while you aimlessly browse the web?
✘ Helps you to view the big picture as
well as the day-to-day activities.
✘ Documenting important dates on a
monthly calendar for easy and
frequent review can help you see if
you have conflicting events and
Tools For Time Management
✘ Once you have the big picture in mind
you need to look at a week at a time so
that the balancing act can begin.
✘ List class times, work schedule, church
✘ Consider your “academic” work week and
the number of hours a week that you
need to study to be successful.
Tools For Time Management
Create a to-do lists
Identify what you need to do, and
prioritize tasks based on when the
assignment is due.
Do one thing at a time
Juggling multiple assignments
can create obstacles to
productivity. Try to limit
distractions to increase focus.
A set routine can help accomplish
the things you need to do. The
more you do this, the easier it is to
accomplish tasks throughout the
Tackle small tasks
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by
big projects and looming exams,
take control by accomplishing
simpler items first.
Use breaks wisely
The time between work, activities,
classes, and meetings can be
used to complete tasks.
Take time off
Take time for yourself and give
your mind some rest!
Quick Tips For Time Management
✘ Set times to study
and determine what
you can realistically
accomplish in that
✘ Take short breaks –
for 50 minutes of
studying, take a 10-
✘ Schedule tasks
that require more
focus during times
you have higher
✘ Set up study
✘ Study in places
turn your phone
on silent or off
✘ Alternate study
topics if studying
for more than one
hour at a time
Sort Out Your Priorities
It’s important to prioritize
When checking and deciding what to do next,
you need to prioritize your work and to-do list.
✘ Define what to do first as the most
important while prioritizing the rest of your
✘ Identify what is important versus what’s
Time Has Been Managed
Use your time wisely, don’t
forget to sleep and actually
study! Creating a plan now will
set you up for success
throughout your time at UT
Identify Time Wasters
Identify your distractions and
create a system that works for
you! You may find that other
ways to reduce distraction
works better than others.
Time Management plan
Figure out if you need a
planner and a calendar, or can
only rely on your Outlook
calendar through email. Write
everything down and organize
it the way it makes sense for
you. Refer to it constantly!
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Notes de l'éditeur
Governing values are the most important values that define what you are and want to become. The order that you put your governing values set your priorities in life. It is important to notice that a simple change in the order of two values may result in two different individuals.
Long-term goals are the goals that will allow you to fully achieve and live your governing values. You must set long-term goals that will help you to become the kind of person that you described in your governing values.
Short-term goals are the goals that you should keep you focus on right now, and it must be a step toward your long-term goals, or in other words, towards the kind of person you want to be.
The daily task list is the items that you must accomplish every day to achieve your unique success. It is important to notice that your daily task list is what will keep you productive and focused on the long shot. By having a meaningful daily task you will never catch yourself not knowing what you should do next
Self-awareness and long-term goals need to be considered together. You need to determine how committed you are to the goals you have set for yourself. If you are not committed, you will be less likely to plan the time needed daily to achieve a goal.
You need to consider the demands of the task you are faced with completing and make sure you are planning accordingly. For instance, have you scheduled enough time at your alert time of the day to read your chapter in history or to complete your math homework when the Math Clinic is open? Do you need materials from the library to complete your paper? Students who say, “I can do this later,” often lack an awareness of how much time there is in each day or how far away deadlines may be and what else needs to be done at the same time.
In addition, part of time management is managing your environment to avoid unwanted disruptions so that you can concentrate on the work at hand and complete it in an efficient time frame to maximize the learning moment, which will be discussed more at length in the “Concentration” section of this chapter.
Finally, and maybe most importantly, some students fail to evaluate how they are doing on individual assignments or in their courses in general to determine if they need to be spending more time on academic endeavors.
use personal experiences “How many have you have ever been playing on your phone and then suddenly four hours have gone by?”
No matter what is wasting your time, set a goal to not engage in that behavior during dedicated study time. Instead, use those activities as a reward for staying focused and accomplishing the tasks you set out to complete.
Documenting big events, course deadlines, and other important dates on a monthly calendar that you can post for easy and frequent review can help you see if you have conflicting events and deadlines.
Priorities: Urgent/important vs. “it can wait” – don’t sacrifice sleep, food, or study time
-use personal experiences “How many have you have ever been playing on your phone and then suddenly four hours have gone by?”
Schedule time for you to relax and spend time on your time waster
Utilizing outlook and a planner
Actually write down times to start working on future assignments so everything isn’t done last minute