Lesson 1 Time Management

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Unformatted text preview: Slide 1 © 2001 By Default! Study Skills and Time Management LT Lozeau Intro to NS Fall 2010 A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 2 © 2001 By Default! LEARNING OBJECTIVES The student will know the importance of and apply proper time management in a collegiate academic environment. The student will know how to use the ABC priority system to construct useful "to-do" lists. The student will apply methods of prioritizing in planning and controlling academic, extracurricular, and personal activities to reap the greatest benefits in all areas. A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 3 © 2001 By Default! Time Management Importance of time management – Control of your time equals control of your life Control – False impressions of time management • Do not waste too much time organizing A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 4 © 2001 By Default! Time Management Planning – Dynamic planning. There are three levels of time Dynamic management: semester/term, weekly, and daily. In order to make most effective use of time, it is important to take control of each level. important – Obtain a pocket calendar. It must show days, Obtain weeks and months. Keep it with you at all times. weeks A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 5 © 2001 By Default! Time Management Make a semester schedule. It’s important to see Make the “big picture” of all semester requirements. the – Use color codes to help separate academic Use requirements, holidays, exams, exercise, etc. requirements, – First day of classes each semester. Utilize the First syllabus/class schedule for each class. Write due dates syllabus/class Write for homework assignments, oral reports, projects and papers and the dates of quizzes, exams, midterms and finals in your pocket calendar. finals – THIS IS DUE TO LT LOZEAU IF HE IS YOUR THIS ADVISOR…… NOW!!!! ADVISOR…… – Your schedule must allow for flexibility, as course Your assignments, exam dates, etc., may change. assignments, A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 6 © 2001 By Default! Time Management Make a weekly schedule. (Prepare in advance.) – Fill in all classes and labs. These are inflexible time Fill inflexible periods dedicated to academics. periods – Block off time each morning for getting ready for the day. Block (Most students need about an hour.) (Most – Block off time for extra activities (athletics, clubs, etc.). Block – Block off time for work (if applicable). A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 7 © 2001 By Default! Time Management Make a weekly schedule continued. – Add up remaining time (each week has a total of 168 Add hours). – Fill in study times. A good rule of thumb is two to three Fill hours per class credit. On average, this equals 30-45 hours based upon a course load of 15 credits. This is adjustable once specific course requirements are determined. Keep in mind that many labs require additional time. additional – The rest of the week is now available for sleep, meals, The entertainment, etc. entertainment, A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 8 © 2001 By Default! Time Management Make a daily schedule. Perhaps two of the most useful habits you can develop occur at the very beginning and at the very end of each day. develop This small time investment should yield a high return by saving you hours of wasted time trying to figure out what you should be doing. This method of organization will help you pinpoint any problem areas quickly and allow you an opportunity to adjust your schedule before a crisis develops. develops. – End each night by taking 5-10 minutes to plan the next day. Use a 3 X 5 End card to prepare a to-do list. Start by reviewing the weekly schedule to see what you originally had planned for the day. Check the semester schedule to see if you have any large exams or assignments due soon. to – At the start of the next day, quickly review your to-do list. Carry the list with At you and refer to it throughout the day. you – Stick to your schedule! You have created an excellent tool to help you Stick succeed, but you must use it for it to be effective. succeed, A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 9 © 2001 By Default! Time Management Inherent difficulties – Decisions and choices – Giving up too soon – Unforeseen/Uncontrollable events (crisis) A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 10 © 2001 By Default! Time Management ABC system ABC – Break down goals into manageable activities. – List activities in priority order. – Make high priority activities “A’s,” lower ones Make “B’s,” and still lower ones “C’s.” “B’s,” – Do “A’s” first, not “C’s.” A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 11 © 2001 By Default! Time Management Resolving study time obligations that conflict Resolving with a "to-do" list with – Prioritize among study demands using the ABC Prioritize formula. formula. – Study classes you like least, first; and study Study classes you like best, last. classes – Allow some flexibility, but maintain priorities. A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 12 © 2001 By Default! Time Management Time – Time is a finite resource -- only 168 hours a week are Time available. available. – Where to find "more." (Actually, there is no more time Where available -- it’s just a matter of adjusting what you have by changing how you use it.) by • Class schedule • Outside commitments • Sleep habits – Efficiency is the key to getting the most out of your time. A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 13 © 2001 By Default! Time Management Consider the following: Consider – QUESTION: "What is the best use of my time QUESTION: right now?" right – ANSWER: An "A" activity, or you are wasting ANSWER: your time. your A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 14 © 2001 By Default! Why are you here? Why did you chose to enroll in an ROTC program Why instead of being a civilian student? instead Why did you choose the Naval Reserve Officer Why Training Corps program over any others that are available at your school? available What are the reasons you have stayed in the What program this long? There probably have been times since you started when you wondered why you were staying. you A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 15 © 2001 By Default! Life Values Rank 1 to 17 of importance to you. __ Self-sufficiency __ Influence __ Power __ Receiving love __ Giving Love __ Travel __ Spontaneity __ Adventure __ Health __ A large family __ Spiritual fulfillment __ Approval __ Solitude __ Prestige __ Wealth __ A close and supportive family __ Intellectual stimulation List from the above the top ten items related to your continued List participation in ROTC. Is there any similarity? participation How are these goals in comparison to being commissioned as an How officer? officer? A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 16 © 2001 By Default! Tips to Success Attend all classes. Sit in the front row, and pay attention in class. Sit Make sure you grasp basic concepts as you go along- ask questions on what you don’t understand. along- Start working hard the very first day. Don’t fall Start behind. behind. Arrange for extra help from the instructor if you start Arrange falling behind or as you become confused-at the first sign of difficulty. first A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 17 © 2001 By Default! Tips to Success Do all the assignment before going to class-skim Do major points then read for details. major Don’t rely on studying old tests-they are an aid but Don’t not the answer. not Participate in class-don’t let anything go by that you Participate don’t understand. don’t Stay awake. Stand if necessary. Act interested Stay Stand A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 18 © 2001 By Default! Tips to Success Study subjects you like later than ones you don’t. Take good notes in class. They help you understand what Take the professor wants. Organize your notes as soon as possible after class. Fill in the blanks. possible Learn from questions asked by others. Pay attention to Learn what is going on. what Study and review with others. Begin your review for exams Study at least one week before the exam date. at Be sure to copy down problem types and examples given in Be class. class. A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 19 © 2001 By Default! Tips to Success http://www.utexas.edu/student/utlc/learning_res A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 20 © 2001 By Default! Homework Due at the beginning of next class. – Semester schedule. – Weekly schedule. A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 21 © 2001 By Default! Possible Test/Quiz Questions What are the three levels of Dynamic What Planning? Planning? How many hours of studying should you do How per class credit? per In the ABC system, which letter should you In work on first? work Name three tips to success? A Free sample background from www.pptbackgrounds.fsnet.co.uk Slide 22 © 2001 By Default! 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