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Learning Skills: Time Management

Useful guides to help you succeed in your studies.

Tips for time management

Getting organised

Are you busy?
  • We all have busy lives and study brings many new commitments.
  • Take an organised approach to balance your priorities and commitments.
  • Plan your time. Work out what you need to do, when you need to do it by and when you can get it done.
  • Prioritise. Do things in order of importance.
  • Be realistic. Allow enough time to complete tasks.
  • Do not put things off until the last minute.


Developing a plan

Where do I start?
  • Break tasks into smaller steps.
  • Estimate time for each step.
  • Use a planner and add the steps to your planner.
  • Mark all your commitments in your planner including classes, work, family, social and other regular commitments. 
  • Things change. Be prepared to adjust your planner. 


Develop good study habits

Are your habits helping or hindering?
  • Take regular breaks. This will keep you fresh.
  • Give yourself a half day off each week. 
  • Make sure you get enough sleep.
  • Know when you study best and try to plan this time for study.
  • Ask for help when you need it. Do not wait until assessment tasks are due. 

How can time management help you?

Mastering time management will lead to:

  • Less stress and deadline pressure.
  • More time to accomplish your goals.
  • Better grades with wiser use of time.