TIME MANAGEMENT: How
Can I Get It All Done?
way you use your time and energy can make a big difference
as to how successful a student you are. The tips below will
be of help to you in making the best use of your time:
Analyse Your Time
you can use your time better, you need to know how you're
spending your time now. Keep track of your use of time for
a week. Mark your time wasters in the following list:
lack of planning
too much to do
on the phone
of written goals
lack of confidence
with my problems
much attention to detail
trying to do everything perfectly
using waiting/travel time.
a Monthly or Semester Schedule
your course outlines for test dates and assignment deadlines.
Mark them on your schedule. Fill in any other important
dates (including major personal commitments) for the semester.
a Weekly Schedule
in necessary activities first. For example: class schedule,
meals, part-time work, sleep time (7-8 hrs).
study times - schedule your most difficult subjects for
the times when you are most alert. Also, try to:
between-class time for reviewing notes or preparation
for your next class
a 5-10 minute break each study hour
the type of studying and/or subject.
recreation time - schedule approximately 15 hours per week
for physical activity and for doing things like laundry,
yourself some free time - leave some blank space for the
unexpected, or for subjects that might require more time
than you had planned.
yourself - give yourself a reward for jobs well done and
for sticking to your schedule.
blank weekly schedule is included at the back of this booklet
for you to photocopy and use.
Make a Daily "TO DO List"
tasks to be done according to their priority. Use a system