Wayne State University

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University Advising Center

Time Management Questionnaire

Score yourself on the following questions; 2 for "always", 1 for "sometimes", 0 for "never" and tally your score at the bottom of the column.

_____I do things in order of priority.

_____I accomplish what needs to be done during the day.

_____I always get assignments done on time.

_____I feel I use my time effectively.

_____I tackle difficult or unpleasant tasks without procrastinating.

_____I force myself to make time for planning.

_____I am spending enough time planning.

_____I prepare a daily or weekly "to do" list.

_____I prioritize my list in order of importance, not urgency.

_____I am able to meet deadlines without rushing at the last minute.

_____I keep up-to-date on my reading and homework assignments.

_____I prevent interruptions from distracting me from high priority tasks.

_____I avoid spending too much time on trivial matters.

_____I am spending enough time on academic matters.

_____I plan time to relax and be with friends in my weekly schedule.

_____I have a weekly schedule on which I record fixed commitments such as classes and work hours.

_____I try to do the most important tasks during my most energetic periods of the day.

_____I make constructive use of my commuting time.

_____I periodically re-assess my activities in relation to my goals.

_____I have discontinued any wasteful or unprofitable activities or routines.

_____I screen and group my telephone calls to allow for control over telephone interruptions.

_____I judge myself by accomplishment of tasks rather than by amount of activity or "busy-ness".

_____My actions are determined primarily by me, not by circumstances or by other people's priorities.

_____I have a clear idea of what I want to accomplish during the coming semester.

_____I am satisfied with the way I use my time.



45 - 50 points: You're on your way to becoming CEO of a major corporation!

38 - 44 points: You probably own a Franklin Planner and have organized your sock drawer.

30 - 37 points: You are managing your time fairly well, but sometimes feel overwhelmed.

25 - 29 points: Your college career is likely to be stressful and less than satisfying unless you take steps to begin to manage your time more effectively.

less than 25 points: Your life is one long roller coaster ride, out of control.