Strong time management skills are characterized by the ability to complete multiple tasks efficiently and effectively (Claessens, 2007, p 262). For students, this includes completing assigned academic tasks by the due date and allowing sufficient time to study for test and quizzes. This ability depends both on organizational skills (e.g. making schedules and to-do lists) and the wherewithal to avoid distractions during time set aside for work.
- Today, I made sure to use my homework planner or phone to keep track of my daily schedule.
- In the past seven days, I planned a task and followed it until it was complete.
- In the past seven days, I did things that interfered with my schoolwork because I hated to say “No” to people.