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MANAGING YOUR TIME NAULS-JONES’ AMERICAN LITERATURE CLASS : AP ENGLISH III & ENGLISH III 1

NAULS-JONES’ AMERICAN LITERATURE CLASS : AP ENGLISH III & ENGLISH III 1

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  • NAULS-JONES AMERICAN LITERATURE CLASS : AP ENGLISH III & ENGLISH III 1
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  • Roberto LeGrand, 24 Biology major Community College of Rhode Island 2
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  • How to take control of your time and your life How to use goals and objectives to guide your planning How to prioritize your use of time How to combat procrastination How to use a planner and other tools How to organize your day, your week, your school term The value of a to-do list/How to avoid distrations 3
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  • Knowing your goals Setting priorities to meet your goals Anticipating the unexpected Taking control of your time Making a commitment to punctuality Carrying out your plans 4
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  • Service learning: Unpaid volunteer service that is embedded in courses across the curriculum. Autonomy: Self-direction or independence. College students usually have more autonomy than they did in high school. Biorhythms: The internal mechanisms that drive our daily patterns of physical, emotional, and mental activity 5
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  • Assessing Your Strengths: Now since we have discussed the first chapter, list the strengths you have in this area. Setting Goals: List 3 goals that relate to time management. Activity page: 21 6
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  • Here are some strategies for beating procrastination: Remind yourself of the possible consequences if you do not get down to work, and then get started. Create a to-do list. Check off things as you get them done. Break big jobs into smaller steps. Find a place to study thats comfortable and doesnt allow for distractions and interruptions. 7
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  • Your Turn: What are you most pressing obligations, other than your studies, that will have to fit into your time-management plan? Are any of them more important to you than doing well in college? Why or why not? 9
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  • 35% of first-year students find it difficult to adjust to the academic demands of college. 10
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  • List your current priorities in order of importance. What does your list suggest about why you consider some things more important? Less important? Have you put any items in the wrong place? What should you change, and why? 11
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  • Did you know ? 48% of first-year students find it difficult to manage their time effectively. 12
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  • What kind of planner do you currently use. If any? Does your method of planning work for you? Why or why not? 14
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  • Using the course syllabi provided by your instructor, create your own term calendar. You can find blank templates on the books Web site at bedfordstmartins.com/gardner See page 27 15
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  • Your Time: What are the best and worst times for you to study? Why? Have you found a particular time when its easier for you to concentrate or be creative 17
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  • Weekly Timetable pg. 29 Making Sure your schedule works for you. Create a workable class schedule See: Organize Your Days pg 31 Dont Overextend yourself Reduce Distractions Respect others time 18
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  • Knowing what you know now about your schedule, what will you do differently next term? Will you try to schedule classes close together or spread them apart? Why? 19
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  • Be on time to class but if you have an emergency situation that causes you to run late, talk to your instructor. He or she will understand a real emergency and help you make up work you missed. 20
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  • Create a planner. Read and complete Build Your Experience pg. 38-39 21
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