Time Management. Value MaP Student Learning Advisory Service Unit for Enhancement of Learning & Training Reshmi Dutta-Flanders. Time Management. Introduction Why do you want to manage time? Evaluation Where does the time go? One task at a time/ mini-goals Ten time saving suggestion.
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Time Management Value MaP Student Learning Advisory Service Unit for Enhancement of Learning & Training Reshmi Dutta-Flanders
Time Management Introduction Why do you want to manage time? Evaluation • Where does the time go? One task at a time/mini-goals Ten time saving suggestion
Time Management Why do you want to manage time? • Any individual problem with time management • Focus on the frequent problems • Based on frequent problem - how do we deal with it Evaluation • Where does the time go? Time circle Study time Self-evaluation planner One task at a time/mini-goals • List all study deadlines • Set your priorities • Time patterns • Organise diaries (a day planner/week planner) • Colour codes and symbols Ten time saving suggestion
Time Management List of tasks to complete • A day planner • A week planner • Review planner every week Evaluate • How I use time now • How I want to use time now Ten time saving suggestions • Effective note taking • Effective reading relevant to this essay or assignment • Save on writing and looking up references • Break large assignments into smaller tasks • Keep eye on word limit • Carry note book to record ideas • Group information using highlighter pens or ‘post it’ labels to move them around • Write directly onto word processor • Share research tasks and tactics with study partner (if any) • If any emergency, consult your tutor immediately
Time Management WORK and work! (‘Organising your studies’, CICED: pp. 5) The ‘capital letter WORK’ • Really getting to grips with your subject material • Making sure things stick (retention) • Making sure you can get them back (recall) • Making sure you can give them back (communications) • Active thinking, such as comparing, contrasting, summarising, and so on. The ‘small letter work’ • Various things you do, where not much learning really happens • Things that take quite a bit of time, but where much of what you think about at the time vanishes • Now let’s see if you can tell which is which?
Activity (‘Organising your studies’, CICED: pp. 6) Try to list the following activities under the respective headings for the two kinds of “work”: WORK & work • Writing essays • Writing reports • Doing homework • Doing literature searches • Reading • Rewriting lecture notes • Summarising lecture notes • Making question banks • Preparing a seminar • Practising answering questions • Devising mnemonics
Tackling large assignments For example: a 3000-word essay is due in 2 weeks time. • Make a list of all the tasks involved, e.g. • reread lecture notes • research in library • read 3 journal articles • draft outline • consult tutor • design charts etc. • Break down these sub-tasks further • e.g. read first journal article • Estimate the time you would need to complete each ‘mini-task’ (be specific and realistic!) • Get started and finish it. Well done! http://www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/ai/ask/index.php
Action Plan (Organising your studies: CICED pp. 10) • List below the two most important changes that you think will help you, regarding your study plans • 1. • 2. • Now list 2 things you’re determined to avoid in future • 1. • 2.
Time Management References: ‘Organising your studies’, CICED http://www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/ai/ask/index.php Handouts: Time circle Making time to learn Study planner Ten tips on time management Priority organiser