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Time Management in the Writing Process

I read this brief summary article from Faculty Focus called, “Time Management Strategies for Student Writers.” The idea of thinking about writing as a process can be difficult for some students who haven’t been introduced to the concept before. Breaking down any kind process into parts is always a good way to proceed to your final outcome. The summary talks about having a discussion with the student to explain just what a process is – not only how it relates to writing but using examples like cooking or getting a machine (car, bike, electronics) to run or wining a video game.

Once you know what the process is and the steps involved, assign a set time to each of the steps to help move from one to the other. Sometimes just getting started is the hardest part so setting a time goal can help get the student on the way! For beginning students you might have to help them establish these time goals but after they practice and get a feel for the process the student should be able to do it for him or herself.

Author: Heidi Olson

Heidi enjoys working with content experts in developing eCampus courses to provide alternatives for students. Her other interests include faculty training in best practices for eCampus and researching eCampus tools to help fulfill learning outcomes. Having worked in the distance education arena for over 20 years, she has a wide range of experiences in supporting students and faculty as technology and pedagogy evolve.

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