Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Developing Time Management Skills

I don’t know why it still surprises me to see students at the reference desk who are working on papers or cramming for exams at the very last minute, but it does.  I wonder how these types of students will cope with law practice, which in my experience, required much more time management than law school did.  I am mulling how I can include, more directly, some time management training into my legal research course. 

Here are some resources that may be of use to those wanting to teach time management and students who need to think about how to be better at it:

Mark Powers & Shawn McNalis, Time Management for Attorneys: A Lawyers Guide to Decreasing Stress, Eliminating Interruptions & Getting Home on Time (Atticus 2008)

Julie Morgenstern, Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life (Henry Holt/Owl Books 2004)

Marc Mancini, Time Management (McGraw-Hill 2003)

Vince Panella, The 26-Hour Day: How to Gain at Least Two Hours a Day with Time Control (Career Press 2002)

“Does thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of."  Benjamin Franklin, 'Poor Richard's Almanack,' June 1746


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It is always amazing how much one can learn, once they study people who do and have accomplished what they themselves aspire too. I have been reading this blog for sometime now and I find Mr. Tracy to be a very inspirational figure . Thank you for making such valuable information available and keep these insightful posts coming..

Posted by: Sage | Jul 19, 2011 1:48:56 AM

People aren't aware that there are better ways of maximizing their time. Even little things could take up time, like reviewing notes and doing a search. It requires a lot of training, but with the right mindset and tools, people will find that they can have all the time in the world.

Posted by: Javis Lounsbury | May 16, 2011 2:47:16 PM

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