Dissertation Writers: preparing a time audit
Each student will prepare a time audit. Choose either Module/Week 1 or Module/Week 2 of this course to complete your time audit. This will be difficult because it will require you to keep track of your time in 15-minute increments.
All it takes is a little discipline. You need not stop in the middle of something to record your time – simply wait until you finish the activity to record the event and time spent. By all means, do not wait until the end of the day to fill out your sheets. That would somewhat diminish the point of the assignment, as the whole point is to record activities and times as close to the time period as possible.
Do not obsess with this assignment. Perfection is not required, only completion of this audit, recording the approximate time periods of daily activities, both typical and atypical. Again, only you and the professor will see your results (unless you wish to share with your classmates).
To complete the audit, do the following:
- You will audit how you use time for 5 consecutive work days, in 15-minute increments.
- Think about your typical day, and begin listing the kinds of activities you do each day. You may use Microsoft Word, Excel, or any other means by which to keep track of these activities.
- While recording approximate time periods is allowed, try to record the times as close to the time period each occurred.
- Complete the sheets for morning, afternoon, and evening, and be sure to include any comments or observations.
- At the end of each day, complete a summary of all of the day’s activities.
- Do this each day, then submit all 5 days in 1 submission.