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54 CHAPER W O Making the Most of Your Time [ E Y T E R M S A N C O N C E P T S ] aily to-do list p. 39 Master calendar p. 38 Priorities p. 35 Procrastination p. 46 Time log p. 33 Weekly timetale p. 38 ON CAMPUS The college official that determines when classes meet is known as the registrar. If you are having difficulty in scheduling your classes, the registrars office may e helpful. In addition, your academic advisor can help you work out prolems enrolling in the classes you want. For help with issues such as planning a study schedule for the upcoming term, dealing with multiple assignments due on the same date, or finding tips on dealing with competing academic and work demands, consult with your campus learning center. The staff can help you sort out the various options you may have. [ R E S O U R C E S ] Teaching Tip: At midterm, ask students questions keyed to the Learning Objectives. LO 2-1 Discuss strategies to manage your time effectively. ▸ Decide to take control of your time. ▸ Become aware of the way you use your time now. ▸ Find your time style and create a time log. LO 2-2 Explain ways to balance competing priorities. ▸ Set clear priorities. ▸ Consider how your competing priorities relate to one another. ▸ Identify your prime time for working, and estimate needed study time. ▸ Use time management tools such as a master calendar, a weekly timetable, and a daily to-do list. LO 2-3 Identify ways to deal with surprises and distractions. ▸ Deal with surprises by saying no, getting away from it all, working in silence, taking control of communications, using the phone to conduct transactions, and leaving slack in your schedule to accommodate the unexpected. ▸ Avoid procrastination by breaking large tasks into smaller ones; starting with the easiest parts of a task first; working with other people; and calculating the true costs of procrastination. ▸ Learn strategies for balancing school and other life responsibilities. ▸ Manage work time carefully, use slack time on the job to perform school assignments, use flextime, accept new responsibilities thoughtfully, and assign the proper priority to work. Looking Back

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