Time Management/Prioritizing Rock Demo Tips and Strategies 4 Quadrant Exercise Weekend Prep using Quad Exercise
Time Management Basics • Everyone’s style is different, but you have to make it work! • Every college student has different priorities. Know yours and how they play into your time management. • Remember that your professors also have various priorities and responsibilities
Habits of Effective Time Managers • Be Proactive • Go to office hours, study groups, tutoring sessions, even when you understand the material • Turn in rough drafts of papers to get feed back before they are graded • Look Ahead • Keep a calendar that details the entire academic term • Write down the important tests dates, due dates for assignments, etc. in each one of your syllabi • Write down the important personal dates and responsibilities you have (birthdays, anniversaries, games, etc.)
Habits of Effective Time Managers • Assign Amounts of Time to All Activities • Breakdown assignments into small pieces • Determine how much time it will take to complete each task • Mark off the allotted amount of time in a planner or other tool • Re-evaluate
Big Rocks, Small Rocks • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6m9WnNdpSw • What are your big rocks and why are they important to you? What small rocks seem to take up a lot of your time? What ideas do you have for cutting down on the time spent on less important things? Would you add, change or rephrase any of your goals according to how you view your big and small rocks?
Preparation for next week • Draw a Quadrant diagram and add in next weeksactivities. • Be sure to include the following things next to each activity: How long (minutes vs. hours) will it take to accomplish things?