# Where is my Time Going? ```Where is my Time Going?
Time Survey
To improve your time management, you first need a clearer picture of how you use your time. The survey below will help you
estimate how much time you spend on typical activities. Please estimate the amount of time spent on each item. Once you have this
amount, multiply it by seven.
1.
Number of hours of sleep each night
_______ x 7 = _______
2.
Number of grooming hours per day
3.
Number of hours eating &amp; preparing meals _______ x 7 = _______
4.
Number of hours on chores &amp; errands _______ x 7 = ______
5.
Number of hours per day socializing _______ x 7 = _______
6.
Number of hours spent on media (TV, music, video games, surfing the net) _______ x 7 = ________
7.
Number of hours spent on communication (Phone, e-mail, text messaging) _______ x 7 = ________
8.
Travel time weekdays _______ x 5 = _______ Total travel time weekends ______
9.
Number of hours per week for regularly scheduled activities (clubs, church, poker, softball, etc.) ______
_______ x 7 = _______
10. Number of hours in class per week ______
11. Number of hours of work per week _______
12. Other (please specify __________________________) _______
TOTAL
_______
Subtract the above number from 168: 168 - ______ = _______ (potential study hours)
Credit hours you are taking: _______ x 2 = _______ (hours you should study per week)
BE HONEST!!!!
**The very rough rule of thumb is that you should study twice as many hours as the number of credit hours you are taking.
If the survey indicates that you don’t have as many potential hours as you need for studying, you will probably want to cut
back on some of the activities listed above.
* The above is adapted from a survey on the George Mason University website.
Source: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ace/time_survey.shtml
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