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Planning and Organizing Strategies 1of22 Planning and Organizing Strategies Steve Whitmore September 2008
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Planning and Organizing Strategies 2of22 Learning Objectives By the end of this module, you will be able to apply some basic planning and organizational skills, including the following: ¾ Time management ¾ Dealing with procrastination ¾ Outlining papers effectively ¾ Organizational patterns ¾ Alternative perspectives
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Planning and Organizing Strategies 3of22 Planning Strategies Begin as soon as possible
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Planning and Organizing Strategies 4of22 Issues of Time Management ¾ When will you do any necessary research? ¾ How long will it take to draft the document? ¾ Will the document go through a peer or client review (often a slow process)? ¾ How long will it take to prepare and duplicate the final document? ¾ How much time is required to deliver the document?
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Planning and Organizing Strategies 5of22 Time Management for Reports Planning guidelines for writing a 50 page technical report Organization and research 5 days 25% Drafting 3 days 15% Peer review 1 day 05% Revising and editing 5 days 25% Formatting and duplication 2 days 10% Delivery by courier 1 day 05% Contingency 3 days 15%
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Planning and Organizing Strategies 6of22 Time Management Example of a Gantt chart 0123456789 1 0 Deliver Report Format Report Final Editing Revise 1st Draft Create Figures Write 1st Draft Research Topic Weeks
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Planning and Organizing Strategies 7of22 Procrastination The consequences of procrastination
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Planning and Organizing Strategies 8of22 Procrastination 5 common reasons for procrastinating: ¾ Hard work ¾ Dislike writing ¾ Uncertainty about where to start ¾ Perfectionism ¾ Apprehensive about audience’s criticisms
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Planning and Organizing Strategies 9of22 Dealing with Procrastination ¾ Recognize that procrastination makes it harder in the end.
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