Check for Understanding: Time Management Skills - Exercise

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Check for Understanding: Time Management Skills - Exercise

Check for Understanding: Time Management Skills

Duration: 5 to 10 minutes.

In this exercise, you will answer the following questions on time management skills.

  1. Which of the following statements is false about a daily to-do list?
    1. You should list every possible task that you can think of.
    2. You should prioritize the items on your list.
    3. One of the goals of a to-do list to help you stop feeling overwhelmed.
    4. A to-do list will help you focus on what's important.
  2. Eliminating which of the following can save valuable time at work? [You can choose more than one answer]
    1. Constantly checking email throughout the day.
    2. Spending time on the internet for personal, rather than work-related, matters.
    3. Letting others interrupt your work whenever they choose to do so.
    4. Answering all calls even in the midst of work that requires all your attention.
  3. Create a to-do list for tomorrow. Prioritize tasks as high/medium/low priority and estimate the time required to complete each task.


  1. A.
  2. A, B, C, and D.
  3. Your list should include items that you are working on for the future. When listing those tasks, be sure to include the due dates. Your high priority tasks are those that have immediate deadlines, are critical to the day's operations, and need to be completed before others can get their work done. Medium priority tasks are those that need your attention, but can wait until later in the day to be completed. Low priority tasks include sorting files, cleaning out your desk, etc..