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Time Management

Time Management Tips For Students

Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity

The time management skills and disciplines that you develop as a student can help you for the rest of your life. Here are some tips to help you develop good time management skills.

Create Good Study Habits

  • Study at the same time each day so that it becomes a habit. Plan for weekly reviews.
  • Set aside blocks of study time (about 45 minutes each).
  • Keep your study area just for studying and get rid of distractions.
  • Write down assignments in every class including the “DUE DATE” and then “check off’ items as you complete them.
  • Take advantage of “open time windows.”
    • Use the time you spend waiting, walking, riding, etc. to review what you’ve learned.
    • Just before class, quickly review your notes or reading relating to that class.

Plan Properly for Peak Performance

  • Set up a school-year calendar to get a big picture of your semester-don’t include too much detail at this point
  • Scheduled your fixed commitments. Block out time for papers, projects, readings, meetings, scheduled exams, holidays, breaks, presentations, etc.
    • Allot time for planned recreation, sports, club activities, etc.
    • Enter important dates for your social and family life,
    • Leave free time for yourself so you have flexibility.
  • Make a “Weekly Schedule.” Once a week block out time on a more detailed level for important commitments and deadlines you need to meet. Schedule meetings with yourself to work on back-burner items.
  • Make a “Daily To-Do List.” At the end of each day organize and schedule your next day. Include routines, errands, and study time. small steps.

Things that appear critically important today might seem relatively unimportant when you view them from a future perspective. Also, things that appear to be relatively unimportant today might be very important when you view them from a future perspective

School represents a time in your life that may have a major impact on how the rest of your life turns out. Keep that in perspective so that the daily decisions you make are wise ones.

Student’s Daily Time Chart

Record Time Spent (Hours) Monday Dec 9th Tuesday Dec 10th Wednesday Dec 11th Thursday Dec 12th Friday Dec 13th
Study or do homework          
Chores          
Sleep          
Spend in school          
Watch TV          
Talk on the phone          
Participate in extracurricular (e.g., sports)          
Commute to and from work or school          
Work at a job          
Total Hours          
Overview & Purpose: Understand the importance of time management.
Objectives: Create Good Study Habits Study at the same time each day so that it becomes a habit. Plan for weekly reviews. Set aside blocks of study time (about 45 minutes each). Keep your study area just for studying and get rid of distractions. Write down assignments in every class including the “DUE DATE” and then “check off’ items as you complete them. Take advantage of “open time windows.” Use the time you spend waiting, walking, riding, etc. to review what you’ve learned. Just before class, quickly review your notes or reading relating to that class.
Teaching Method: Presentations and group discussions.
Materials Needed: Computer/projector
Prepared By: Greg Cummings