Tips for Time Management
Complete a Projected Time Log and an Actual Time Log to evaluate and identify how youthink you spend your time vs. how you actually spend your time. Include the following: class time, meal times, down and free time, sleep time, time devoted to extracurricular activities, and, of course, study time. Click here for a printable Time Log.
Organize and carry a calendar.
Set objectives and priorities.
Incorporate daily and weekly “To Do” lists.
Organize 2 to 3 hour blocks of time for concentrated work.
Incorporate some flexibility into your schedule. Don’t over-schedule.
Find a study space that takes into account your own personal learning style.
Organize your work space.
Schedule your classes according to your own personal style and needs. For example, if you are not a “morning person,” do your best to schedule your classes for later in the day. If you have a short attention span, try to spread out your classes allowing for breaks in-between. If you are a commuting student, avoid scheduling classes that would mean traveling during peak travel hours and schedule your classes in blocks to minimize the number of trips to and from campus.
Group similar activities, such as errands, together.
Learn to say “no”.
Continue to evaluate how you use your time.