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How Do I Spend My Time?

Tracking your time for one week can provide insight as to whether you are managing your 168 hours a week efficiently. Complete the My Time Appraisal Worksheet to assess how you are spending your time during the course of a week. If your final calculation suggests that you require an adjustment in how you are currently managing your time, immediately restructure how and where you spend your time during a typical week in a semester. Your academic success is highly dependent upon your ability to properly manage your time.

The links below are tools that can assist you in organizing your time.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

SEMESTER CALENDAR


PURPOSE:

•   To provide a broad perspective of the big picture for the semester
•   Allows students to record fixed appointments/activities in one place
•   Aids students in drafting a weekly calendar

How can I draft a semester calendar?

•   Transfer fixed dates from the academic calendar
•   Transfer fixed dates from your syllabi
•   List all personal commitments that may affect your ability to study

Click here for Semester Calendar

WEEKLY CALENDAR


PURPOSE:

•   To help students identify times designated to certain courses/activities
•   To help students organize daily activities during the week
•   To encourage students to create to-do lists

How can I draft a weekly calendar?

•   List class commitments identified on your semester calendar
•   List lecture and lab times
•   List extracurricular activities
•   List meal times
•   List work schedule
•   List travel times
•   List study times

Click here for Weekly Calendar
Click here for Sample Weekly Calendar

TO-DO LIST


PURPOSE:

•   To encourage students to prioritize their weekly schedule
•   To list daily tasks and times allotted to complete each task
•   To encourage accountability and support academic success

How can I draft a to-do list?

•   Prioritize activities listed on your weekly schedule from high to low
•   Be specific and include time frames for each task
•   Check off or cross out tasks once completed

Click here for To-Do List