Time Management

Goals to accomplish this semester

  • Make a list of two or three goals, both academic and personal, that you plan to accomplish this semester.
  • Prioritize these objectives.
  •  If you are a full-time student, your studies should be first on your list.
  • Ask yourself, "How do I plan to accomplish these goals?"

Make a semester schedule

  • Use the semester calendar. Include the following:
    • Test dates
    • Due dates for major class assignments or projects
    • School events you need to attend
    • Personal events you need to attend
    • Make a permanent weekly schedule for the semester
  • Use the Weekly Schedule. Include the following:
    • Classes
    • Meal time
    • Work study
    • Other Work schedule
    • Practices

Study time

  • Schedule at least two hours of study time for every credit hour.
    • For example, if you are taking 15 credit hours for the semester, you should schedule 30 hours throughout the week for study preparation and completing class assignments.
  • Choose study times carefully.
    • When is your best time to study? If you study better in the morning yours, plan your study times in the morning. If you are a night person and study better at night, plan for your study times to be later in the evening.
  • Be practical and realistic
    • Break study time up into small increments.
  • Look at the study tips provided at this website.