My name is John LaVelle, and I am an advanced graduate student at Claremont Graduate University. An interest (and need) of mine is time management, since it’s so easy to let the day slip away. I’ll be sharing two resources on more effective time management.
Rad Resource: When you’re getting started in evaluation, it’s easy to forget how much time you spend on your project, and that information can be very valuable later on for when you’re estimating costs for future projects. So, I use a free program for the Apple called iClockr to help me keep track of my time investments. iClockr is available at: www.apple.com, or through this direct link: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/productivity_tools/iclockr.html
Rad Resource: It’s sometimes easy to get wrapped up in a project and forget about the time. I use a free dashboard app for Apple called Prod Me, which plays chimes or other sounds at regular intervals to help me be more mindful of the time. ProdMe is available at: www.apple.com or through this direct link: http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/status/prodme.html
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