Part V: Manage Your Time: Strategies for Busy Students

Manage Your Time: Study Strategies for Busy Students

Plan-Monitor-Evaluate Connection

Time management is a critical skill in the planning process.  In this chapter, you will learn how to use your course syllabi to make a semester schedule.  You will also learn how to create weekly schedules and daily to-do lists.  As you choose good learning strategies to decide what you will do to learn, you will use time management principles to determine when you will study.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use your course syllabi to create a semester schedule.
  • Create a balanced weekly schedule that includes time for independent study.
  • Organize your day for maximum productivity using daily task lists.
  • Apply strategies to escape the procrastination trap.

Work, study, family, friends, healthy living…how do you make everything fit?  We all have the same 168 hours of time each week.  How do you want to budget that time? As you work through this chapter, you will discover a time management system that begins by looking at the big picture with a semester schedule.  Then, you will create a weekly schedule and evaluate if this schedule reflects your overall goals and priorities. Next, you will consider systems for organizing a daily to-do list.  Finally, you will discover some strategies to overcome the procrastination trap.

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Content previously published in University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed by Kwantlen Polytechnic University, licensed as CC BY-SA.

Adaptations: Reorganized and reworded learning objectives



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