Managing Your Time

How Can I Plan to Get Everything Done?

Each semester, you will spend a lot of time in class and studying so you owe it to yourself to make the most efficient use of your time.  After selecting your classes, the next step is to develop a plan for how you are going manage your time to perform to the best of your ability in each class.  The more efficiently you plan and use your time, the easier it will be for you achieve the success for which you strive.   

Follow the tips on this page for an overview of making long-term plans.  Then follow the links to the right for more detailed information.  

Creating Your Time Management Plan

Understand the demands on your time

Start with a list of everything you have to do like classes, work, meals, studying, sleep, exercise, leisure time, research, student organizations, and volunteering.  

Develop Your Plan at the Beginning of the Semester 

After you have your list you can then create your time management plan for the semester.  Start by scheduling everything for which the time is non-negotiable, such as classes, work, and student organization meetings.  You will then know when you have blocks of time available for studying and other activities. 

Each week, schedule in details and make adjustments.

You will return to your plan each week to fill in details based on what assignments you have coming up and any changes to other demands.   

With your plan in place, you will then want to turn to the other pages on this website to learn strategies for the time you spend in class and studying.

Creating Your Time Management Plan

All the details for creating your time management plan and achieving your success.