KISS Method - Keep It Super Simple
Don't become a slave to your planner and spend most of your time there.
Keep everything in one place
Each person is Unique
Use what works for you
Types of Planning Tools
Monthly or Term Calendar
"To Do" Lists (Plan the night before)
Platform that use these planning tools
University of Hawaii System Resources
Chart or Calendar Tips
Round off to the nearest 15 minutes
Keep task descriptions simple
Use different colors for different kinds of event
Use Arrows or boxes to define range
First: Add things to your calendar that are beyond your control
Next: Add things to your calendar that you have some control over
Need to do:
Want to do:
Plan for 30-50% more time for each task, especially if this is the first time that you are doing it.
Try to leave some "Breathing Room"
Be proactive - leave some buffer time
Plan for interruptions and distractions in your day
Remember that things always come up when you are the busiest.
Good planning reduces overall Stress
Remember that Time is Money?
Benjamin Franklin - 1748 (Advice to a Young Tradesman)
There is 168 hours in a week
Divide this into 3 equal periods every week
The 3 equal periods for most full time students are...
56 hours = Sleep
56 hours = School
56 hours = Leisure
Add pie chart here
8 hours a day X 7 days a week = Total of 56 Hours
School and Study (Tips)
Full Time = 12 credits+ = 12 hours in Class per week
For every class credit = Study 2-3 hours
Full Time = about 36-48 hours/week
Add to this travel time and hand time between classes
Total is very close to 56 hours per week for School
Leisure or everything else in life
Try to live a balanced Life 56/56/56
Everyone needs to eat 3 meals a day
Breakfast is the most important
Try to stay away from fast foods
Nutrition and Health
Work: Include travel time
Communicate with your boss and co-workers is important
Two ways to schedule
Design your school schedule around work
Design your works schedule around school
Travel Tips: Commuting and Parking
Listen to recorded lectures
Review notes on the Bus
Try to remember 1 thing or concept
Family and Friends (Especially relationships)
Communication is very important
Make some deals
Your Environment Maintenance
Car, Computer/printer, clean clothes, food etc.
Keep up with your obligations and responsibilities etc.
14 hours of personal time per week (two hours a day)