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Personal Project 2017/18: Self-management skills

Show evidence

  • show evidence of your self-management skills in the Planning section of your report
  • select parts of your process journal that demonstrate your self-management skills, such as timelines, schedules, goal setting lists and organizers, to add as appendices to your report.
  • Refer to these appendices when you discuss your self-management skills.

Self-Management Skills

Organization skills

Affective skills


  • Establish a clear timeline with short- and long-term deadlines

  • Meets deadlines consistently

  • Create a plan to complete the Personal Project

  • Set goals that are challenging and realistic

  • Plan strategies and take action to achieve personal and goals

  • Use appropriate strategies for organising complex information

  • Select and use technology effectively and productively


  • Practise focus and concentration

  • Practise strategies to overcome distractions



  • Demonstrate persistence and perseverance


Emotional Management

  • Practise strategies to reduce stress and anxiety


  • Practise analysing and attributing causes for failure

  • Practise managing self-talk

  • Practise positive thinking


  • Practise “bouncing back” after adversity, mistakes and failures

  • Practise dealing with disappointment and unmet expectations

  • Develop new skills, techniques and strategies for effective learning

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of personal strategies (self-assessment)

  • Demonstrate flexibility in the selection and use of learning strategies

  • Try new ATL skills and evaluate their effectiveness

  • Consider ethical, cultural and environmental implications

  • Keep a Process Journal to record reflections


Consider content

  • what did I learn about today?

  • what don’t I yet understand?

  • what questions do I have now?


Consider ATL skills development

  • what can I do already?

  • what will I work on next?


Consider personal learning strategies

  • what can I do to become a more efficient and effective learner?

  • what factors are important for helping me learn well?

ATL skills PDF

Demonstrate excellent self-management skills (7-8)


Material contained in this LibGuide has been sourced from the OCC (Online Curriculum Centre IBO)MYP Projects Guide 2016 and Yokohama International School Personal Project guide.