Episode 2: Time Management RSS feed
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1. In your own words, explain the three attitudes towards time the co-hosts are urging you to adopt. Then describe how you would go about putting these attitudes into action.
2. Download both versions of the Sample Full-Time Schedule at IU from the “Downloads” tab for this episode on our blog. Study the difference between them, noting especially the math involved (as described in the episode) regarding scheduling outside time. Then download the blank Weekly Schedule from this page and attempt to adapt this to your own schedule, saving a place for all in-class and outside class time as well as other responsibilities (also described in the episode). How does this compare with what your typical week is like? Now try and follow as closely as possible the ideal weekly schedule you’ve constructed.
3. Take all your syllabi for the semester and put in due dates for all tests and major assignments into a semester calendar. Then take all tests and schedule in several short study sessions leading up to the testing days, and break all major assignments into several steps, scheduling those as well.
4. Discuss your own individual most significant obstacle to adopting a successful time management strategy, and, using some of the ideas and strategies from the episode, sketch out a detailed plan to overcome it.