Unit 3: Create an Effective Time Management Plan
This unit will help you create a reasonable time-management plan that emphasizes an appropriate amount of time for you to spend on school-related work. One of the most interesting activities in this unit will help you accurately identify how you spend the hours in your week. If you work through the diagnostic questionnaires included in this unit honestly, you may be surprised to learn how much time you spend doing (or not doing) ordinary activities. Many peoples' first estimates about where their time goes are inaccurate, so do not be surprised if you have to adjust your first guess.
One of the most difficult life lessons to learn is that, as adults, we simply will not have enough time for everything we want to do. This unit will help you come up with a realistic plan that prioritizes the things that are most important to you based on the values and goals you have already identified and schedule time to ensure that you can accomplish them. Next, you will learn about strategies for sticking to your schedule in the face of distractions, frustration, procrastination, and non-academic personal commitments. Finally, you will see how two basic tools, a calendar planner and a daily to-do list, can be powerful assets in your time-management plan.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 7 hours.
3.1: Where Does Your Time Go?
3.2: Where Should Your Time Go?
3.2.1: Determine How Much Study Time You Need
3.2.2: Strategies for Using Time Wisely
3.3: The Battle with Procrastination
3.4: Using Calendar Planners and To-Do Lists
3.5: Special Tips
3.5.1: Students Who Work
3.5.2: Students with Families
3.5.3: Student Athletes
3.6: Evaluate Your Time Management Knowledge and Skills
Unit 3 Assessments