Time Management Essay
600 Words3 Pages
The largest percentage of my time went into sleeping which isn’t a surprise, however tracking how I used my time made it obvious that further time management was needed to achieve my maximum potential. Such improvements would be to the undesirable categories: Structured and
Un-structured leisure, a decrease by half the amount of hours used by these categories would assist my private studies and improve my overall academic performance. This should lead to a third of my time into travelling, eating, class contact, structured and un-structured leisure. And another third into private study and finally the last third into sleeping. Trying this new arrangement of time keeping provided to be a positive outcome in my day to day…show more content…
Managing my time was difficult at those weeks as it meant planning how to use the space provided in the diary, the style (font style) and presentation to allocate appropriate times for modules, meetings, and appointments, all of these must be effective and realistic to suite my life style. In addition, those weeks seems as an unpleasant challenge rather a positive experience to be a university student. I had little time to spend visiting and using the university facilities, which proved to aid my education in the following weeks (wk 5-9). At the same time I tried compressing my available time for coursework research, preparation (making notes) before a particular lecture or assignments (e.g. cell biology essay), and keeping track of future assignments, etc. As a resulted it affected my sleeping time and lead to a lack of concentration during lectures, which suggested my time management was not suitable for me. In week 5 after attempting the human physiology MCQ, I scored below my average standards, which confirmed my time management wasn’t helping me at all and that my study skills need to improve too, therefore a change was taken seriously by cutting down nearly half the hours spent with structured and un-structured leisure, i.e. cutting down on TV, web-surfing, socializing, and gym activities. Therefore adjusting the time evenly with all the modules and other activities
Plan your time
Expect to spend roughly 15 to 20 hours on a 1000 to 2000 word assignment. This time is usually best spent over a few weeks.
It is often wise to work on more than one assignment at a time.
It is common for students to spend all their time on the first assignment that is due, and as the semester goes on to find that there is less time available to spend on assignments that are due later. If later assignments are worth more marks or require more work than earlier ones, you may find that you do not have enough time to do justice to these assignments. Thus, your marks may be more of a reflection of your time management than your ability.
Manage your assignments
- Put aside some time each week to work on assignments for each subject.
- Assign yourself a small part of the assignment writing process each week.
- Use a semester planner
- Write in the weeks of the semester and the courses that you are doing.
- Assign parts of the writing task to each subject each week.
Think about all the steps that will be involved in completing the task. The steps in the assignment writing process will be sufficient for some assignments, but for tasks that involve group work or making a PowerPoint, for example, you will need to make time for meetings or making slides and rehearsing your presentation.
Here is an example of how you might manage your assignment load: