This might be considered the "intermediate step" in the time-scheduling exercises. First, you were asked to keep track of how you SPENT your time. Later, you were asked to BUDGET your time. Now, you are asked to analyze your expenditures -- so that an appropriate budget may be determined later. Respond to the following:
1. (Although it may be true that there is no such thing as the "typical" week in the life of a college student, for our purposes we will define "typical" as a situation in which YOU had control over what you did and when you did it, as opposed to a situation where demands were placed on you over which you could exercise little or no control.)
My Time-use chart appears to be ____typical ____not typical for me. If not typical, the reasons why include...
If this was not a typical week for you, make another Time-use chart and try charting the up-coming week.
2. SPECIFICALLY, what behavior changes, if any, will you need to make to bring your actual time schedule into agreement with what you think your ideal schedule should look like? Print a copy of the Planned Weekly Schdule and create your ideal schedule.
|POSSIBLE PROBLEMS||POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS|
|Too much time spent PREPARING to study and not enough time actually STUDYING||
|Lack of an adequate study plan||
|Difficulty in deciding WHAT to study WHEN||
|Having to ask yourself, "What am I learning?"||Study to discover key concepts and main points. The details will only make sense once you have mastered the general ideas.|