Buy a small note book so that you can take lab notes. Scientists and engineers record their daily work, activities, observations in such books. Do not mingle your lab notes with your lecture notes. Do not keep the lab notes on some computer. Programmers should have one, too, so that if anything goes wrong, this documentation can help you reconstruct the past and convince others of your position.
the partner information page. Enter the following information on this page: name, cell phone, social-media contact if you prefer this over email, and "daily" email address.
the cover page for a weekly project. Enter on this page the title of the project. Also write down an estimate of how much time this work will take.
- the meeting pages, which have the following shape:
NEXT : (date/time/place of next meeting)
the conclusion page for a weekly project. This page is mostly for your own consumption. Sum up how much time you needed.
Note You won’t get credit for accurate time estimates. The point is to learn to estimate how much time real tasks take. Acquiring this skill is critical for developers as well as people who wish to manage developers. There is nothing like practice to develop this skill.