College SuccessChapter 3 MANAGING YOUR TIME AND PRIORITIESFigure 3.1 Ourdevices can behelpful tools formanaging time, butthey can also lead todistraction.
•3.1 The Benefits of Time Management•3.2 Time Management in College•3.3 Procrastination: The Enemy Within•3.4 How to Manage Time•3.5 Prioritization: Self-Management of What You Do and When youDo It•3.6 Enhanced Strategies for Time and Task Management
1.I regularly procrastinate completing tasks that don't interest me orseem challenging.2.I use specific time management strategies to complete tasks.3.I find it difficult to prioritize tasks because I am not sure what isreally important.4.I am pleased with my ability to manage my time
•Articulate the ways in which time management differs from highschool to college.•Outline reasons and effects of procrastination, and providestrategies to overcome it.•Describe ways to evaluate your own time management skills.•Discuss the importance and the process of prioritization.•Articulate the importance of goal setting and motivation.•Detail strategies and specific tactics for managing your time.
3.1 Benefits of Time ManagementA single mishap or a case of poor timemanagement can set into motion a series ofevents that can seriously jeopardize a student’ssuccess.
The High Cost of Poor Time Management- Table 3.1“In the long run, just two extra semesters of college can cost youalmost $150,000.”Credit: Washington Post.
3.2 Time Management in College•You may find that time management in college is very different fromanything you have experienced previously.•For the last 12 years, almost all your school time was managed byeducators and your parents.•In many cases, even after-school time was set by scheduledactivities (such as athletics) and by nightly homework that was duethe next day.
You Have Lots of Time to Manage“In college, as an active participant in your owneducation, what you do and when you do it islargely determined by you.”
The Nature of What You Have to Do Has ChangedPew Research Center found that 82 percent of teens reportthat their typical high school writing assignments were only asingle paragraph to one page in length.