Being Organised…

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Hey, its me again. As the quote says being organised isn’t about being perfect I have to admit when it comes to being organised i am not the greatest. Even when i am organised its rather scatty and all over the place (it think this goes to show in my planning sometimes). Before starting university i wasn’t overly organised before writing my essays through A Level coursework, but since starting university i have found some great ways to organise my thoughts in ways i wouldn’t have before.

When writing an essay i like to think of these four points: Read through your essay assignments carefully, make a to-do list prioritising your key points in the essay set, being aware of upcoming deadlines and setting short and long term goals for future essays to come. A big part of being organised is having skills with time management. Many studies have shown that not having time management skills leads to stress. “Students who perceived control of their time reported significantly greater evaluations of their performance, greater work and life satisfaction” according too a study by (Dipboye, et al., 1990). By trying to think of these points above previous during or after writing an essay may help you like it has helped me, to plan and organise my head when coming to write my essays, especially when relating to time management, I have also found a article called ’17 Essential Time Management Skills’. This may be a useful read to you guys who are also struggling with your organisational skills . It also has some quotes on the page that i seem to find inspiring to help me want to build on my time management skills.

17 Essential time management skills




2 Comments on Being Organised…

  1. htremayne
    February 14, 2018 at 9:16 pm (4 days ago)

    That is a good quote from Dpboye, et al., however, it does not matter how organised a person can be because life will throw different incidents into your path. Especially when you are a parent as you have more than one person whose path to travel on. I have found this out more so recently. I think it comes down to you as a person and how you manage these incidents and your time normally.

    The points you have made are really useful and I have taken a look at the ’17 Essential Time Management Skills’ and some of the quotes that are with the different skills are really inspiring. I especially like the quote ‘Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days’ (Zig Ziglar, 2012-17).

    I will definitely be using this and putting some of the quotes up so that I can see it while I am working so that I do not procrastinate. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. ewing
    February 15, 2018 at 12:46 pm (4 days ago)

    Tia, I think we are all a little disorganised and those that say they aren’t are lying! No body has the perfect winning formula, especially not to study. I know I certainly don’t and trust me you’ll find no one more disorganised than me. I looked at your link and found it really useful, the quote that resonates with me is the one by Ziglar ‘Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days’. Oh how true this is, I have often found myself staring at a blank screen wondering what to write, not because I’ve left it too late but because I’ve not prepared myself properly. As quoted in a book by Bailey (2005) Alexander Graham Bell one said ‘Before anything else, preparation is the key to success’


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