Time Management

TMT

Time Management (TMT)
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  This is one of many time management principles.  The ability to properly manage your time is a skill that will last you a lifetime. 

Here are some questions to ask yourself: 

  • Are you well organized?
  • Do you anticipate scheduling problems?
  • Can you balance academic, social and work schedules?

Success in college depends on your:

  • Application of time management principles to academic situations
  • Ability to set aside time even for subjects that are more difficult

If you have problems with time management, you may wan to:

  • Develop effective scheduling and monitoring techniques
  • Learn to avoid procrastination,  and include non-academic activities in schedule
  • Complete a semester planning grid and weekly time management plan

Students should attend these online workshops:

  • Effective Time Management
  • Preparing for Academic Success

Time Management Basics

"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."  This quote, author unknown is the hallmark of basic life management principles.  If you fail to plan your day, you have no guidance system of what you need to accomplish.  Not setting goals or having a direction for your life is like driving to an unknown destination.  

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Time Management Resources

Click on the documents below to access time management resources:

Personal Time Survey
The personal time survey is to help you determine how you currently use the 168 hours you have for the week.  It examines the amount of time you sleep, prepare meals, grooming, travel, socializing and studying for your courses.  Students should treat their education like a full time job.  This means dedicating about 40 hours per week on items related to studying and taking care of your student business. On average, students should spend about 6 hours per week on an easy course, 9 hours per week on an average course and 12 hours per week on a challenging course.  

Weekly Time Management Grid
The weekly time management grid is for students interested in monitoring their time and planning ahead of time.  This sheet is the best way to begin your time management routine.  Not only does it allow you to create a plan, but it allows you to monitor if you you are actually sticking to a plan.  Please visit the Connect Office for assistance on creating a time management plan.   

Fall Semester Planning Grid
The fall planning grid is to help you keep track of tests, papers, quizzes and examinations.  This planning grid includes important dates like the first day of classes, fall break, midterms, final exams.  Using your course syllabi, you should write down all major assignments and post it in a place you can see it on a regular basis.  This will prevent you from missing important assignments, as some of your professors will not remind you about upcoming items, since you have been provided with a syllabus.  Typically Sunday is the best day to look at the fall planning grid and use the weekly time management grid to establish your week.

Spring Semester Planning Grid
The spring planning grid is to help you keep track of tests, papers, quizzes and examinations.  This planning grid includes important dates like the first day of classes, spring break, midterms, final exams.  Using your course syllabi, you should write down all major assignments and post it in a place you can see it on a regular basis.  This will prevent you from missing important assignments, as some of your professors will not remind you about upcoming items, since you have been provided a syllabus at the beginning of the semester.