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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.
Tips for Time Management
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.