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  • GET ORGANISED! Time Management Student Learning Development Student Counselling Service E: [email protected] W: http://student-learning.tcd.ie
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  • Learning Objectives Become aware of importance of self- management Learn about goal setting, time management and procrastination Controlling distractions and overcoming procrastination Practice strategies
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  • Self-Management Effectively managing yourself and your resources by: Planning Monitoring Evaluating
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  • Self-Assessment What study goals have you done this week? If you didnt achieve them why not? What do you hope to do the rest of the week? What have you done to get organised? Environment Routine Notes Mind
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  • Goal Setting Goals help us focus, stay in control Goals are motivating Different types: Long term goals Medium term goals Short term goals
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  • SMART Goal Setting S = Specific M = Measurable A = Action R = Realistic T = Time-based
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  • EXERCISE Discuss the various techniques or things you do to help manage your time and resources What works? What doesnt work?
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  • Time Management Strategies Prioritise your tasks How?
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  • Setting Priorities High UrgencyLow Urgency High Importance 1 Do it now 2 Plan to do it Low Importance 3 Resist giving it high priority 4 Time Wasters Busy work
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  • Time Management Strategies Prioritise Specificity Small bite-size pieces Use all available time Structure the environment Establish a routine Scheduling
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  • Scheduling use a system Diary and/or Term Planner Time Tables To do lists weekly or daily Relaxation time Monitor, evaluate, reward
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  • Get a diary Everything Check daily Dates, meetings, lectures, timetable Social / Relaxation Rewards
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  • www.printfree.com
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  • Plan Weekly short term tasks
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  • An example timetable Before 9.009.00-11.0011.00-13.0014.00-15.0015.00-17.00After 19.00 Mon Lecture: Myth 10-11 PB 101 Work in library 11-12 Lecture: Rome 12-1 HUM44 Keep freeSeminar: Myth 3-4 URS21 Independent study Tues SwimIndependent study Lecture: Epic 4-5 PB105 Wed Seminar: Rome 9-10 HUM15 Independent study 10-11 Independent study Badminton 2-3Badminton 3-4(Union night) Thurs SwimIndependent study Lecture: Myth 2-3 PB101 Work in library 3-4 Lecture: Rome 4-5 HUM44 Film soc Fri Lecture: Epic 9-10 PB 105 Seminar: Epic 10-11 URS21 Independent study (Out with friends) Sat Paid work (Out with friends) Sun Independent study Make to-do list for next week
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  • The best thing I did was to make lists of things that I needed to do and prioritize them. It helped me to become more organized and efficient. It really helps me to keep on top of things and also not to procrastinate. Procrastination is the easiest thing to do and the hardest thing to get away from. Joanna Lists
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  • To-do list Make a list of all tasks If it can be done in 2 mins do it now If not, add it to your list Prioritise Options: www.rememberthemilk.com Mobile Phone Notepad Diary
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  • www.mindtools.com
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  • Distractions Emails Phone calls & texts Facebook/Twitter/Bebo Surfing the net Computer games Television Food & Drink Tidying/Housework Family commitments
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  • PROCRASTINATION Is to delay needlessly something that we believe would be to our benefit!
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  • Patterns of Procrastination Perfectionist Focused on excellence at the expense of getting tasks completed on time. (Focused on the future) Postponer Focused on having fun and avoiding difficult tasks. (Focused on the immediate present) Politician Focused on social commitments and others needs cant say no. (Focused on externals) Punisher Focused on own perceived shortcomings and failures. (Focused on the past) Patterns of Procrastination (Schubert Walker, 2004 in Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings)
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  • Overcoming Procrastination Take Action Salami Technique Five Minutes Related Tasks Worst first Make Commitments
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  • Organise your learning PURPOSE STRATEGY REVIEW
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  • Making sense of the mess! Setting up a filing system Make it simple if its complicated, you wont use it Aim to be able to file it quickly and find it quickly Use box files or magazine holders to store documents, notes, small books etc label clearly Use document folders to transport what you need each day - empty and repack these regularly!
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  • Organise your mind! Positive attitude Positive language Self-efficacy Goals and wants
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  • Some work for you Stop doing Continue doing Start doing Signed -----------------------------------------------Date:----------------------------------
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  • Summary Plan, monitor and evaluate how you manage yourself and your time Set and achieve SMART goals Use a time management system and effective strategies Get things started and finished beat procrastination Maintain balance
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  • Further information W: http://student-learning.tcd.ie P: 896-1407 E: [email protected]