Time Management

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Be Organized

  • Use appointment calendars for everything.
  • Make a “to-do” list for the week and check off what you have completed.
  • Keep your study area just for studying and get rid of distractions.

Plan Ahead

  • Plan out for the quarter. If you know something is due block it out on your calendar.
  • Plan time for leisure and recreation. Sometimes this gets left out but can be extremely important to prevent burnout.
  • Set goals and plan on how to reach these goals.
  • Set time for your family.

Prioritize Tasks

  • Determine what your top priorities are. Use a system that works best for you in identifying what your top priorities are.
  • An A-B-C system on your “to-do” list with A being the highest priority is one system that works.

Avoid Procrastination

  • Whenever you get an assignment or know when your tests will be, assign a date to it and start planning on what you need to do to be prepared.
  • To keep stress at a minimum, start early to finish a task. Do not wait until the night before to finish a project or to start “cramming” for a test.

Be Flexible

  • Unexpected things tend to happen. Be flexible enough to rearrange your schedule if needed.
  • Ask for help.

Internet Resources

Time Management Training from MindtTools.com — How to manage time and maximize effectiveness.

College Student Time Management — 8 College Student Time Management Skills.

Tips for Busy College Students

Contact Information

Anne Johnson
Student Success Coach

Phone: 912.486.7811  |  Email: ajohnson@ogeecheetech.edu