Time Management Sites
Winter 2017 Semester Planner PDF file
Here's your whole semester at a glance. You may need to adjust Spring Break dates for your college. See the Big Picture first. Put in all your exams and due dates for papers or/ projects for all of your courses on this one piece of paper. This way you will know if you have several things coming due at the same time! You can also post your final exams here. NOTE: this may not be on the same day or even at the same time are your regular class is scheduled. Then post this in your study area.
Finding Time to Study PDF file
Use this grid to block out class time, work time, 8 hours of sleep plus meal time. Then look at where you are going to block out time to study for each course. Is it the night before? Is it on weekends? Are you an early morning person? A late night person. Remember the rule of thumb is for every hour of class you will need 2 hours of study (and textbook reading) time.
Having trouble getting long term assignments done? Try this out:Choose your subject. Put in today's date. Then put in the date the assignment is due. CLICK and voila. All the interim pieces, what you have to do each week to get it done on time, are laid out for you. No more excuses!
Time Management for Right Brained People PDF file
Subtitled: Or-What to do if to-do lists are not your style Not everyone is a list maker. Here are some alternative approaches. What about a "not to do list"?
A Guide for Time Management
Extensive site from Planning Your Time to Staying on Track! Under Planning Your Time, check out Coping with Info-Heavy Courses and Coping with Multiple Deadlines.
Anticipating and Planning for Courses
Only you will know what is required of you during the semester, BUT you will only know this is you look at all of your courses together. Use the matrix provided here to get the full picture.
Evaluating Your Schedule
How many hours is your week? Get a weekly schedule form here!
If to do lists are not working for you, try this.
If you want a creative way to remember and handle your to do lists, try mind mapping. See how here.
Priority Management: Are you Doing the Right Things or Are You Just Doing Stuff?
In this video Professor Piscitelli from Florida State College, Jacksonville says that you can't manage time. You can only manage priorities. Check out the fun 8 minute demo of this concept.
THE URGENT/IMPORTANT MATRIX PDF file
How to use this tool and strategies for the different quadrants. Don't miss this one. It's important AND urgent! Print this PDF and post it in your study area for reference and constant review!
Designed specifically for college students. "The Big Picture: Planning the Semester."
Time Management Video
Got 15 minutes? Check out this video about time management in college from Dartmouth College. (Also closed captioned.)
Find out about 4 planning tools and the thinking strategies that go with each.
Time Management Quiz
Lots of resources here, but start with the Time Management Quiz. Depending upon your results, you will be able to choose what to do next!