Three Fundamental Time Management Tools
Semester Plan – A calendar that lists every assignment/task that is due for every class for the entire semester.
To-Do List – a list of all the tasks that you have to accomplish in a week that is prioritized by how important a task is and when it is due.
Weekly Template – an outline of a typical week that includes when and where you will complete specific tasks, including at least: (1) Work, (2) Class, (3) Study, and (4) Recreation.
Integrating the 3 Tools on a Weekly Basis
1. Place all assignments/tasks from the semester plan for the current week on your To-Do List
2. Using your Weekly Template, write down when you will accomplish each task from your weekly To-Do List
3. Commit to your plan and accomplish the tasks
Backing up: Making the due date for every assignment 3 days earlier than it would normally be due
Distributed Practice: Spread your study out over the week instead of clustering in blocks
Interleaved Learning: Alternate subjects during study times instead of focusing on just one subject