Time Management

Time Management

Many (if not most) college students struggle with the concept of time management.  Although a typical college student has less in-class time and more “free-time” than they had in high school, there is an art to discovering how to manage all of that time.  The tips and links below should help steer you in the right direction.

Time Management Tips    

 Analyze how you spend your time (complete the Time Monitor link below).

 Utilize a “Semester-at-a-Glance” calendar.  Mark the important due dates at the beginning of the term.

 Practice the “2:1 Rule” (study a minimum of 2 hours for every 1 hour of class).

 Set a regular time to study and don’t vary from it.

 Set reasonable, concrete goals that you can achieve in about  50 minutes

 Allow yourself more time than you think you need to complete and assignment or to study for a test.  Double it is a great rule.

 Start on the most difficult task (and the one you’d least to do) first.

 Break up your big projects and tasks into smaller ones that build on each other.

 Schedule within the Schedule.  When planning a large study block, specify exactly what you want to accomplish, down to the smallest detail.

 Multitask.  Study while you’re doing laundry or eating breakfast.

 Prepare for the next day’s classes and activities.  Review notes and assignments.

 Use a planner.

 Remain flexible and prepare for the unexpected.

 Reward yourself after you accomplished an important assignment.

 Learn to say NO.

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