The time (race against time phrase meaning) management skills and disciplines that you develop as a student can help you for the rest of your life. Do something today that your future self will thank you for. Here are some tips to help you develop good time management skills.
1. Create good study habits
1. Study at the same time each day so that it becomes a habit.
2. Plan for weekly reviews.
3. Set aside blocks of study time (about 45 minutes each).
4. Keep your study area just (just in case definition) for studying and get rid of distractions.
5. Write down assignments in every class including the DUE DATE and then check off items as you complete them.
6. Take advantage of open “time windows.”
· Use the time you spend waiting, walking, riding, etc. to review what you’ve learned. Use flashcards for revision.
· Just before class, quickly review your notes or readings relating to that class.
2. Plan Properly for Peak Performance
1. Set up a school-year calendar to get a big picture of your semester–don’t include too much detail at this point.
2. Schedule your fixed commitments. Block out time for papers, projects, readings, meetings, scheduled exams, holidays, breaks, presentations, etc.
- Allot time for planned recreation, sports, club activities, etc.
- Enter important dates for your social and family life.
- Leave free time for yourself so you have flexibility.
3. Make a Weekly Schedule. Once a week block out time on a more detailed level for important commitments and deadlines you need to meet. Schedule meetings with yourself to work on back-burner items.
4. Make a Daily To-Do List. At the end of each day organize and schedule your next day. Include routines, errands, and study time.
3. Follow your plan
1. Don’t let peer pressure or the quest for short-term gratification dictate what you consider important.
2. Focus on the goals you’ve set for yourself and follow up on your true top priorities.
3. Align your priorities with your long-term values and goals.
4. Set priorities: There’s always more to do than you have time for
1. Be mindful that the actions you take (take with a grain of salt idiom synonym) today will plant the seeds for your long-term success or failure.
2. Think of the possible actions you can take today that will contribute to your success.
a. Go over each action you’ve thought of and ask yourself, “What positive things might happen if I make this a top priority?”
b. Ask yourself, “What negative things might happen if I don’t make it a top priority?”
c. Write down the answers you’ve come up with and sort things out by asking yourself three more questions.
Why priotrizing remember
1. How good or bad are the best and the worst things that might happen?
2. What are the probabilities of the best and the worst thing happening?
3. How much time and energy would I have to invest?