Make sure that it is up-dated every week. I have split it into five categories:
Date- I am hoping to make this a weekly diary so that I am able to record what I do in a concise manner. I did not want to do a diary where I made an entry every time I added to my EP as I felt that this was unnecessary and time consuming. A weekly diary allows me to summarise and reflect over a period of time which is more effective in showing change over time.
What I have achieved this week- This column will let me bullet point down everything I have down that said week.
Any problems encountered- I felt that this column was particularly important as it allows me to reflect on the issues that I had encountered when I did my EP. It is especially useful to help me self-evaluate and improve on my skills; see where I went wrong and how I can improve.
Successes- again, this was useful for contemplation. Like the problems encountered, I am able to reflect on the successes, this is extremely important in that it both shows progress and improvement. As a consequence it gives me encouragement to carry on.
What do I need to do next- this column is especially useful as I have a definite plan showing me what I need to do next week to carry on with my successes and minimise possible problems. It is also particular useful in helping me with time management.