Time Management Skills and Academic Performance

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Time Management Skills and Academic Performance

By | Jan. 2012
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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

Background of the study

The concept of time is self-evident. An hour consists of a certain number of minutes, a day of hours and a year of days. But we rarely think about the fundamental nature of time.

Time is the most important thing in this world. As the old saying goes “Time and tide never waits for someone". We can't stop time if we could stop time, we'd be able to stop anything in this world. We should know how important time is and care for every second that passes. Most of the times we think that there is loads of time left to do something, this may involve us in other activities and this is exactly where we forget the importance of time. The best way to care for our life is to care time. Time is extremely important in our life; it helps us structure our daily lives and activities, so that we can live more organized, productive lives, living happily and with purpose can be simpler with proper time management.

The tracking of academic performance fulfills a number of purposes. Areas of achievement and failure in a student's academic career need to be evaluated in order to foster improvement and make full use of the learning process. Results provide a framework for talking about how students fare in school, and a constant standard to which all students are held. Performance results also allow students to be ranked and sorted on a scale that is numerically obvious, minimizing complaints by holding teachers and schools accountable for the components of each and every grade.

Students care about their academic performance because they believe good academic results will provide more career choices and job security. Schools, though invested in fostering good academic habits for the same reason, are also often influenced by concerns about the school's reputation and the possibility of monetary aid from government institutions, which can hinge on the overall academic...