One topic that we went over in class that I’ve found particularly useful for approaching work is logical mapping. Logical mapping can help you visualize the steps that need to be taken to complete a project or problem. It has helped me list out all the parts and components that need to do to finish something. The process of identifying all the parts that need to be done to complete a given assignment makes dealing with it much easier. It breaks everything down into more manageable and task orientated pieces. This method can be used not only to help you visualize academic work, but life goals as well.
For example, when writing a paper you can list out each part that it will take to reach your conclusion. Mapping out everything that needs to be done to research, write, and edit your paper will alleviate the stress that comes with finding the time to work out each bit. You can manage your time better by doing this by doing a single part every day before it’s due instead of cramming a lot of work into one space. When writing a to do list it lets you keep a goal in mind for each day. Instead of writing “work on paper” you can write “research materials for paper” this eliminates the vagueness for a task so you won’t be stuck wondering what you need to do and what needs to be done each day.
This is just one of the many things that I’ve learned in this class that has changed how I approach work, but using logical mapping is especially helpful because I can plan each day around it. I believe planning your work can be just as important as doing the work, therefore it is beneficial to keep write everything out ahead of time with logical mapping.