ERIC Number: ED376396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Strategies on Time Management for College Students with Learning Disabilities.
Peniston, Lorraine C.
Most college students, whether they have learning disabilities or not, experience numerous difficulties in time management. They become easily distracted, do not set priorities, try to accomplish too much, procrastinate, use poor study techniques, or underestimate the amount of time required for a task. This paper outlines some symptoms and strategies for students beset with time management problems. First of all, students must work to reduce interruptions and limit distractions. They should set priorities and then act immediately to accomplish a task. Most students have six different categories of priorities: (1) Family; (2) School; (3) Employment; (4) Personal Obligations; (5) Leisure; and (6) Other. After examining their priorities, students should then allocate time for each category. Schedules and calendars may effectively help one organize time and a number of time management tools are discussed. By completing a weekly study and time schedule and by utilizing schedules and calendars to keep track of assignments, the student may effectively use his or her time. Appended are seven figures which provide time management charts along with tips on how to use time effectively. (RJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Center for Academic Support Programs (Lubbock, TX, November 3-4, 1994).