Chapter 2 – Time Management

Chapter2 – Time Management

Chapter2 – Time Management

ProcrastinationSelf-Assessment:

Completethe following Procrastination Self-Assessment in your textbook:Figure 2.1, pg. 28-29

  1. Based on your results, do you feel you effectively have time management skills? Explain why or why not.

I do not have effective timemanagement skills. This is because I have not been able to completesome academic projects in time. I delivered one communicationassignment after the deadline (Forster, 2016). Additionally, I failedto attend one class last week because of poor planning. I need toimprove my time management skills so as to succeed academically.

  1. Based on the textbook, what are the top three (3) strategies you have found to help you manage your time?

I have identified threestrategies for improving my time management skills. The firststrategy is setting goals. The goals ensure sufficient understandingof the required task or assignment. The second strategy involvesdetermining the timeframes for realizing goals. Professors usuallyprovide deadlines for accomplishing academic tasks. The thirdstrategy is allocating resources for accomplishing stated tasks orgoals. Some resources required for academic tasks include referencematerials, instructors, stationery, and information technology.

Semester at aGlance:

Inaddition to using a planner, it is beneficial to have all of your duedates and exam dates on one document so you may see how the entiresemester will play out. The best way to manage your time in collegeis to know what to expect from the very beginning of the semester. Itis very common for students to encounter times where in a single weekthere are multiple tests and assignments due. If you are unaware ofthese heavy workload times, it will be difficult to prepare properlyfor them and an important test or assignment may be overlooked.

Inorder to identify when there may be hectic times in your schedulethroughout the semester, complete the spreadsheet on the next page.You should include due dates for assignment, papers and gradedactivities, as well as exams and quizzes forall classes you are taking this semester. Do not just list yourschedule for this course.

  1. List all classes you are taking this semester:

The classes that I am takingthis semester are information technology, marketing, publicrelations, economics, statistics, management, and communication.

Onceyou have completed the spreadsheet, upload your document to theappropriate assignment area.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Month: August

Start of Semester 24th

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Month: September

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Month: October

Quizzes from 13th to 28th

Economics

Statistics

Information Technology

Marketing

Communication

Public Relations

Management

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Month: November

Assignments 8th to 20th

Management

Economics

Marketing

Communication

Public Relations

Statistics

Information Technology

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Month: December

Exams from 1st to 15th

Management

Economics

Statistics

Communications

Information technology

Public Relations

Marketing

End of Semester 16th

Afteryou have filled in the above calendar with due dates from allclasses you are taking, answer the below questions:

  1. How can you use both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to stay on track and complete your work this semester?

Intrinsic and extrinsicmotivation improves academic performance. Intrinsic motivation isbased on individual effort. Intrinsic motivation is achieved throughproper planning. Students set goals and then develop strategies forrealizing the goals. Extrinsic motivation comes from the environment(Allen, 2011). The instructors can improve the performance ofstudents through providing sufficient learning resources.

  1. What is your level of self-efficacy for completing this work by the deadlines? You may be high in self-efficacy, low in self-efficacy, or somewhere in between.

I have high self-efficacy inaccomplishing academic tasks. I strive to follow the instructions ofthe instructor or professor. I also aim at accomplishing academicprojects like research within the stipulated timeframes.

  1. Briefly describe any of the variables that have led you to your level of self-efficacy. Think about any past successes or failures in this area, what others have told you about your competence in this area, as well as how you assess your own ability to effectively meet deadlines.

The variable that improves myself-efficacy level is planning. I plan all academic work usingtimetable. The timetable show the all the courses that I pursue andthe weekly time allocations. Proper resource allocation also enhancesself-efficacy. I always ensure that I have sufficient learningresources such as reference materials (Secunda, 2013).

References

Allen,David. (2011). Gettingthings done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity.New York: Viking.

Forster,Mark. (2016). Do ItTomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management.New York: Hodder &amp Stoughton Religious.

Secunda,Al. (2013). The 15second principle: short, simple steps to achieving long-term goals.New York: Berkley Books.