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Time crunch? Do you know where the time goes?

September 24, 2009

So, about four times a week a student will say they don’t have enough time to do everything.  Some of you have a lot of responsibility and really are time crunched but most of us aren’t aware of just how much time we spend on things that aren’t productive.  Not convinced?  Fill out the sheet below, keeping track for one day of exactly how much time you spend on various activities.

photo by ppdigital

photo by ppdigital

“WHERE DOES TIME GO?” Worksheet


Number of hours of sleep each night …………………. _____ x 7 = _____

Number of hours spent grooming each day ……………… _____ x 7 = _____

Number of hours for meals/snacks, including
preparation/clean-up time ………………………….. _____ x 7 = _____

Travel time to and from campus ……………………… _____ x 5 = _____

Number of hours per week for regular activities
(chapter meetings, leadership/service activities,
intramurals, church, etc.) ……………………………………. _____

Number of hours per day of errands, etc………………. _____ x 7 = _____

Number of hours of work per week ………………………………. _____

Number of hours in class per week ……………………………… _____

Number of hours per week with friends, social
parties, going out, watching tv, etc…………………………….._____

…………………………………………………….. Total = _____

168.0 hours in a week

– _______ hours of activities

= _______ hours to study


WHERE DOES TIME GO?

Example

Number of hours of sleep each night ……………………. 8 x 7 = 56

Number of hours spent grooming each day ………………… 1 x 7 = 7

Number of hours for meals/snacks, including
preparation/clean-up time …………………………….. 3 x 7 = 21

Travel time to and from campus …………………… 30 min. x 5 = 2.5

Number of hours per week for regular activities
(chapter meetings, leadership/service activities,
intramurals, church, etc.) …………………………………… 6

Number of hours per day of errands, etc…………………. 1 x 7 = 7

Number of hours of work per week ……………………………… 15

Number of hours in class per week …………………………….. 15

Number of hours per week with friends, social
parties, going out, watching tv, etc…………………………… 10

……………………………………………………. Total = 139.5

168.0 hours in a week

– 139.5 hours of activities

= 28.5 hours to study

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