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.

A. Create good study habits

1. Study at the same time each day so that it becomes a habit.

2. Plan for weekly reviews.

3. Set aside blocks of study time (about 45 minutes each).

4. Keep your study area just for studying and get rid of distractions.

5. Write down assignments in every class including the DUE DATE and then “check off” items as you complete them.

6. Take advantage of “open time windows.”

7. Use the time you spend waiting, walking, riding, etc. to review what you’ve learned.

8. Just before class, quickly review your notes or readings relating to that class.

B. Plan Priority for Peak Performance

1. Set up a school/College-year calendar to get a big picture of your semester–don’t include too much detail at this point.

2. Schedule 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.

3. 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.

4. Make a Daily To-Do List. At the end of each day organize and schedule your next day. Include routines, errands, and study time.