Time Management


Poor time management, especially undermining your efforts to establish and follow your priorities can be a result of:

  • Over-Scheduling
  • Procrastination
  • Distractibility
  • Procrastination
  • Over-Accessibility
  • Troublesome Self-Talk
  • Perfectionism

What Can Be Done

Allocate Adequate Time for School Each Week

If you have a total of 14 to 18 hours of scheduled class time each week, a guideline is to allocate two hours outside of class for every hour in class to complete the associated work.

Treat School Like a Job

If you're a full-time student, school is your primary job. Just like a full-time career, success may require 35 to 55 hours each week.

Spend Time on Each Course Every Week

Cramming is stressful and often ineffective at university. The best preparation for tests is what you do day-by-day. Prepare for and attend all your classes and spend some time each week learning new material.

Plan Your Week and Term

Many students use a term calendar, weekly planner, or day planner to track tasks and organize time commitments. Regularly planning and blocking out available time each day enhances productivity.

Seek Help in Becoming an Effective Time Manager

Good time managers are not born, but evolve with experience. The Learning Skills Center can be an excellent resource for learning to manage your time more effectively.


How We Can Help

Counseling Services help students to realize their academic and personal goals. Meeting with a counselor can help students clarify issues, explore options, and cope more effectively.

To provide you with the best possible care, please call the appointment desk before coming in.