Time management is an area of many people’s lives especially college student’s lives that need to be worked on. Many people tend to rush many tasks that arise in their daily lives; juggling work, school, caring for elderly parents, and many tasks in their home lives. People often ask if they can have more hours in a day. Juggling these tasks can be daunting at times. Effective time management skills are necessary to receive the best college experience possible while working on a degree program. These skills or lack thereof can be the difference between passing and failing. Although many students want more hours in a day, which is just not a possibility; therefore time management is the only alternative, this paper will take a closer look at how students should be able to develop a research strategy to aide in solving this time dilemma.
Definition of Time Management
According to Carter, Bishop, & Kravits (2007), “time management allows you to complete work on a reasonable schedule and minimize stress.” When developing a time management strategy, it is necessary to overcome poor time management skills and understand the meaning of time management. Effective time management will be rewarding as the student can achieve his or her goals and reduce the stress level in his or her daily life. To find a solution the student must first find the causes of the problem, find tools that can address the issue, and then apply the tools in an effective manner.
Finding the Problem
To determine the causes that affects the time management issues a student should take a close look at what portions of his or her tasks are not being completed. To do this the student should keep a written list of items that have not been accomplished; this should be done for at least one week. Within the one-week timeframe the student should be able to see the areas in which he or she is lacking in the time management area. The next step that would be necessary would be to find helpful...