Our academic coaches are pros at helping students study smarter, no matter if you are a 1.0 or 4.0 student. Time management is also a reflective process when setting priorities so having another person to help guide your decisions is a great way to study smarter.
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- Estimate your weekly time needs using this worksheet.
- Chart out your semester. Chart out your semester. Look through all your syllabi and mark important dates on a calendar.
- Sketch a rough schedule of your week. Put in class time, work, meals/sleep, and ideal study blocks. Don't forget commutes and travel time.
- Set reminders and notifications in a digital planner (see Apps and Tools).
Time Management Quick Tips
- Use a Time log
- Budget your time according to priority
- To-do lists (day by day or week by week)
- Take a mental health break
- Establish priorities
- Make school and grades your top priorities
- Make time for your friends after all of your priorities are complete for the day
- Make time for exercise and making sure you are physically healthy (such as doctors’ appointments, etc.)
- Set reminders on your phone, such as an alarm when you should be doing something at a certain time
- Be honest with yourself and your peers when you feel like time management begins to be too overwhelming
Setting goals is integral to time-management. This document has some goal-setting tips [DOCX].