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Time Management

Task specific to-do list

Daily activities list

  • create a task-specific to-do list.
  • Break each major task apart, for example, the History Research Paper listed on the previous page.

On a calendar

  • write approximate dates that you can complete the steps on time. 
  • In a different color of ink, you can also include other obligations to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Example: Daily activities list for research assignment (broken into manageable tasks)

My To-Do List:

  • Pick a topic-October 9
  • Go to library; find articles on topic-October 13 and 14
  • Read articles and take notes-October 16
  • Write an outline-October 19
  • Write a rough draft-October 20
  • Revise draft-October 22
  • Edit final draft-October 26
  • Paper due!!!-October 27

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    1 2 3 Timmy's science fair 5
7 8 Meet with study group Select topic 10 11 12 Dad's birthday
13  Begin   research 14  Go to library 15 16  Read and take notes 17

18 Go hiking !!!

19  Write an outline
20  Write a rough draft 21 Take dog to groomer's 22  Revise draft 23 24 25 26  Final editing day
27  Turn paper in and celebrate!!! 28 29 30 31    

 

Try the process for yourself!!!

Create detailed lists for each individual task you must accomplish.

My To-Do List:

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Then, on the calendar, write in the dates on which you can accomplish the tasks.

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    1 2 3 4 5
7 8 10 11 12
13  14  15 16  17 18  19 
20  21 22  23 24 25 26 
27  28 29 30 31    

 

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