The largest percentage of my time went into sleeping which isn’t a
surprise, however tracking how I used my time made it obvious that further
time management was needed to achieve my maximum potential. Such
improvements would be to the undesirable categories: Structured and
Un-structured leisure, a decrease by half the amount of hours used by
these categories would assist my private studies and improve my
overall academic performance. This should lead to a third of my time
into travelling, eating, class contact, structured and un-structured
leisure. And another third into private study and finally the last
third into sleeping. Trying this new arrangement of time keeping
provided to be a positive outcome in my day to day activities as it
provided a strong backbone to my time management.
In general, the hours used by the other categories are acceptable to
maintain some balance and relaxation for the mind and body to sustain
motivation and some social life.
Overall reflection on personal strengths and weaknesses re time
management based on evidence in my diary.
The first academic weeks (wk 2, 3 & 4) provided to be hard to maintain
a constant routine to the changing environment of the university style
of teaching (class contact) from a Sixth From teaching style. Managing
my time was difficult at those weeks as it meant planning how to use
the space provided in the diary, the style (font style) and
presentation to allocate appropriate times for modules, meetings, and
appointments, all of these must be effective and realistic to suite my
life style. In addition, those weeks seems as an unpleasant challenge
rather a positive experience to be a university student. I had little
time to spend visiting and using the...