Tanice Myers   Jackie Subbie     Brenda Rodriguez         College Strategies 101

 Overview of Chapter 2

Page: 35            Time: What does it mean?

·        You’ve got time

·        Even brilliant scientists & philosophers aren’t sure how to describe it

·        A non renewable source

·        When this minute is gone, it’s gone!

From Webster: http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary

Definition: Time

1 a : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : DURATION b : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future c : LEISURE <time for reading>
2 : the point or period when something occurs : OCCASION
3 a : an appointed, fixed, or customary moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end <arrived ahead of time> b : an opportune or suitable moment <decided it was time to retire> -- often used in the phrase about time <about time for a change>
4 a : an historical period : AGE b : a division of geologic chronology c : conditions at present

or at some specified period -- usually used in plural <times are hard> <move with the times>

d : the present time <issues of the time>

 Page: 36-38            The Time Monitor/Time Plan Process

     ·        Two Phase Cycle

     1)      Time Monitor (recording use of time)
2)      Time Plan (constantly re-evaluated)

      ·        Time Management becomes a habit
·        A constant awareness of how you spend your lifetime

 Page: 42-46            Ways to Get the Most out of Now

 4 Major Ways:

      ·        Page 43: When to study
·        Page 43: Where to study
·        Page 44: Ways to handle the rest of the world
·        Page 46: Thinks you can ask yourself when you get stuck

 Keep things going statement - pg.45     
Page: 48-49            Extra Curricular Activities 

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.”

 Page: 50-52            Time Management for the Right Brained people

 View your life as a whole and consider what that expanse of time is all about.

Things to consider if you are a right brained person:

·        Values                      ·        Remember People         ·        Do Less          

·        Focus on Outcomes    ·        Slow Down                  ·        Handle it Now

·        Buy Less                    ·        Forget about Time

 Page: 53-55            Planning, Set yourself Free

 ·        One kind of thinking has the power to lift the quality of our lives almost immediately  - PLANNING

·        When we plan, we give our time to thinks instead of allowing things to take our time.

 Page: 56-58            Strategies for Scheduling

 ·        Flexibility        ·        Set Times        ·        Involve Others

 Page: 59-61            Long Term Planning

 ·        There is no “right way” to do long term planning.

·        Re-evaluate and watch bolding for things to change.                 

Page: 62-64            Use a Long Term Planner

·        A Powerful Practice        ·        Creates a larger picture

 Page: 65-66            The Seven-Day Anti-procrastination Plan

·        Identifies six styles of procrastination   ·        Begins seven-day process

1)      Monday    Make it Meaningful
2)      Tuesday    Take it apart
3)      Wednesday      Write an intention statement
4)      Thursday   Tell everyone about it
5)      Friday        Find a reward
6)      Saturday    Settle it Now
7)      Sunday      Say No     

 Page: 67-69            The ABC Daily to-do list

·        Using 3x5 cards record tasks (one per card)
·        Rate the tasks as follows:

     1)   A List:      To be completed immediately

2)   B List:      Important-but less than A

3)   C List:      Does not require immediate attention

 Page: 70-73            Power Process #2

·        Our Group Favorite        ·        Be Here now

·        Focus:  Control inner voice

·        Doing one thing at a time:  Choose to overcome distractions

·        The Idea behind Power Process #2:

“The only time that really belongs to you is NOW.  You can’t do anything on Wednesday until it IS Wednesday.”

 Page: 74            MalcolmX Biography

 “I feel like a man who has bee asleep somewhat and under someone else’s control.  I feel that what I’m thinking and saying is now for myself.  Before it was for and by the guidance of Elijah Muhammad.  Now I think with my own mind, sir!”

                 -Malcolm X, New York Times, Feb. 22, 1965

  “Look at yourselves, some of you teenagers, students.  How do you think I feel and I belong to a generation ahead of you-how do you think I feel to have to tell you, We, my generation, sat around like a knot on a wall while the whole world was fighting for its human rights-and you’ve got to be born into a society where you still have that same fight.  What did we do, who preceded you?  I’ll tell you what we did, Nothing.  And don’t you make the same mistake we made….

         -MalcolmX, Dec. 31, 1964 (taken from the essay “Malcolm X,  
          Our revolutionary son and brother.  By Patricia Robinson

Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world.” 

-Malcolm X, speech at Militant Labor Forum, NY, 29 May 1964,in By any means necessary, pg. 178