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PHIL 199. Establishing Your Calendar. You Will Need--. One two pocket folder for each class you are taking Hard copies of all course syllabi A heavy magic marker A blank, unlined sheet of paper Calendar, with space for days and hours. Getting Started.

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Phil 199

PHIL 199

Establishing Your Calendar


You will need

You Will Need--

  • One two pocket folder for each class you are taking

  • Hard copies of all course syllabi

  • A heavy magic marker

  • A blank, unlined sheet of paper

  • Calendar, with space for days and hours


Getting started

Getting Started

  • Brainstorm all the things you need to do.

  • Beginning with the first class of the week, label your folder.

  • Review your syllabus. List all the things you need to do before Monday.

  • Repeat for all classes. Use extra paper if necessary.


Prioritize

Prioritize

After you’ve established your list, number each item 1, 2, or 3.

  • Absolutely has to be done by Monday

  • Should be done by Monday

  • Doesn’t have to be done by Monday

    (For fun: try color coding instead of numbering!)


Estimate your time

Estimate your Time

Be realistic!


Estimate your time1

Estimate Your Time

Consider the following formula:

For every hour you spend in class, expect to spend 2- 3 hours outside of class.


Estimate your time2

Estimate Your Time

Consider the following formula:

For every hour you spend in class, expect to spend 2- 3 hours outside of class.

If you were taking 12 credit hours, how many hours would you need to spend OUTSIDE of class?


Estimate your time3

Estimate Your Time

Consider the following formula:

For every hour you spend in class, expect to spend 2- 3 hours outside of class.

If you were taking 12 credit hours, how many hours would you need to spend OUTSIDE of class?

15?


Estimate your time4

Estimate Your Time

Consider the following formula:

For every hour you spend in class, expect to spend 2- 3 hours outside of class.

If you were taking 12 credit hours, how many hours would you need to spend OUTSIDE of class?

15?

19?


Keep track for 2 3 weeks how many hours are you spending in each class

Too Few?

Check with your professor. (You might not be doing as well as you think.)

Too Many?

Time to get a tutor!

Keep Track for 2 – 3 WeeksHow many hours are you spending in each class?


Best worst

Best / Worst

  • What are your peak activity hours?

  • When are your energy and concentration at their highest levels?

  • When are they at their lowest?


Best worst label each activity

Best / WorstLabel each activity:

! Requires all your concentration and focus.

 Helps me to relax and feel good about myself

~ Could be done while watching TV or talking with friends.


Schedule it

Schedule It!!!

  • Fill in all of your fixed activities.

  • Fill in all of your appointments.

  • Fill in number one priorities at best times.

  • Fill in whichever number two activities you can realistically accommodate.

  • Save number three activities for week four, when we will set goals and break larger projects down into smaller chunks.


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