TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR TIME

  • Create a semester calendar outlining your academic assignments and other events.
  • Create a daily to-do list, making sure you do the following:
    • Set priorities and distinguish between what you “must” do, “should” do, and “could” do; and
    • Break large tasks into manageable chunks.
  • Use your waiting time between classes, appointments, and other activities.
  • Address issues with overscheduling and learn to say no.
  • Be aware of procrastination and distractions by monitoring the time you spend emailing, texting, and talking on the phone.
  • Become aware of your body’s rhythm and work with it.
  • Study difficult and less engaging material first when you’re less fatigued and more alert.
  • Take study breaks to keep from becoming bored or distracted, but make sure breaks remain short—no longer than five minutes.

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