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Time Management in College

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Academic Success Center. To-do lists can be a great way to prioritize the tasks you need to accomplish, and to think about the time it'll take to do so.

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As great as a to-do list can be, though, we don't all think about things in the same way, and what works for you in terms of prioritization, and how you proceed through your list, may not work for someone else. Before you embark on prioritizing your tasks, consider these three ways to think about it all, and then ask yourself which approach works best for you? We encourage you to dig into the process and try them all out.

You might find that there isn't one that works perfectly, and that's okay; learning what doesn't work for you is as powerful and important as learning what does! The Power of To-Do Lists. In an earlier post, I discussed using Google Calendar for keeping track of your schedule and using Tasks for important information.

The Power of To-Do Lists

However, as previously discussed, I understand that you may like to write things down using a pen and paper. Therefore, I wanted to provide you with five different types of worksheets (Basic To-Do List, Daily To-Do List, Prioritized To-Do List, Quadrant To-Do List, and ABC To-Do List) that can be used to create a variety of to-do lists to aid you in your online courses.

Type 1: Basic To-Do List Type 2: Daily To-Do List Type 3: Prioritized To-Do List. Create focus while studying with a to-do list for college - College Study Smarts. Questioning the Two-Hour Rule for Studying. Faculty often tell students to study two hours for every credit hour.

Questioning the Two-Hour Rule for Studying

Where and when did this rule of thumb originate? I’ve been unable to track down its genesis. I suspect it started around 1909, when the Carnegie Unit (CU) was accepted as the standard measure of class time. [See Heffernan (1973) and Shedd (2003) for thorough histories of the credit hour.] The U.S. Is the two-hour rule relevant today? What should be done during study time?

Before we blame students by saying they should already know what to do, let’s consider an example. Can most students say the same? Shift focus from time to task. Practice Problems: Provide extra, ungraded problems. I think it’s time to retire the two-hour rule. References: Berry, J.W. & Chew, S.L. (2008). Binghamton University Syllabus Policy. Heffernan, J.M. (1973). 7 Tips for the Most Successful Planner. Updated May 4, 2016.

7 Tips for the Most Successful Planner

Co-authored by Renae Hintze You’re relaxing at home after a long day at school. Kicked back on the couch with some snacks, watching your favorite Netflix show, when suddenly you recall something your teacher mentioned at the end of class today… That research paper is due tomorrow. Your teacher has been talking about it for WEEKS so you knew it was coming… but you haven’t prepared at all and now you’ve got a 5-page paper due in the morning, and one of your sources HAS to be from a library! Our brains aren’t built to remember everything at once. You can avoid this by having a planner, and using it in the most effective way. That being said, here are 7 tips for having the most successful planner. There are thousands of planners out there, but you want the one that works for you. You can always purchase a separate planner if you like, but the Student Tutor Planner is completely free for your use at any time.

Each Monday, ask yourself: Time Management Activities & Exercises - WorkSMART. Looking for a Time Management activity?

Time Management Activities & Exercises - WorkSMART

Try one of these, that I’ve collected from a variety of LinkedIN discussions (if you want additional time management resources, Office Oxygen might have what you need): The Mayo Jar Divide the group into teams and give them each a large glass container. The Mayo Jar is to be filled with as much material as possible. The material can be rocks, stones, gravel, sand etc.. You can come to your own conclusion for the activity based on your need. I allow the groups to fill their own container without detailed instructions. For a video that exemplifies this exercise, click here or here. Tell participants they have $86,400.00 to spend anyway they wish. Ribbon of Life Take a colored ribbon length approximately 1 meter/100 cms and scissors. If the life span of an individual say 100 years each cm is one year. Posted online by Joseph Antony.

New Data Reveal Key Opportunities to Improve Part-Time Student Success. The new report which analyzed data from nearly 1.4 million students, offers a fresh perspective on the effects of course-load on the success of part-time students.

New Data Reveal Key Opportunities to Improve Part-Time Student Success

According to the data, even small shifts in course load can have a profound impact on success rates, particularly for part-time students. The report also found that the average gap in persistence between full-time and part-time students is 12.03 percentage points. "At community colleges, an estimated 62% of students are pursuing their studies on a part-time basis, for financial or personal reasons," said Dr. Are you addicted to doing things at the last minute? There’s a report due to your boss in a week’s time.

Are you addicted to doing things at the last minute?

You know you should start on it right away, but something else seems so much more interesting. You tell yourself, “Oh I got 1 week! There’s time enough to get this done.” So you inevitably end up getting engaged in (less) important things like checking that email and catching up with colleagues. The week goes by and now there’s just a day left to submit the report.