5 Important Time Management tips for Students:-
Time management is not a skill we are usually taught growing up, so developing an organised approach to your studies is an opportunity to learn how to work more efficiently.
By taking the time to arrange your priorities, you can give yourself the best chance of staying on track and organized during the exam period, which in turn can help reduce stress levels, something that can be the difference between success and failure at university or Schools.
1. What do you have to do?
The first stage of improving your time management is to list everything that you have to do. This may sound obvious, but speaking from experience, most students tend to leave important tasks until the last minute, which can impact on the quality of their work and their overall grade.
Include any university deadlines as well as any shifts you work on the list, and make a note of how much time each priority will take out of your schedule.
2. Don’t get sidetracked.
If you find yourself wasting time on unimportant things, stop, check your to-do list and get back to what’s at the top. Maybe you’re procrastinating because you’re not sure how to move forward on a school project. If that’s the problem, check with your teacher to clear things up so you can get moving.
3. Analyze how you are currently spending your time.
Have you heard the saying “You can’t control what you can’t measure”? Well, that’s especially true of time. So, for just two school days, track how you spend every hour of the day. Be thorough and honest! Include eating, sleeping, studying, Live Lesson sessions, spending time on social media, playing video games or sports, and watching TV. As an enrolled student, you can use our activity tracker to log your time for reading assignments, music practice, and physical activities. If you want to track everything in one place, use our downloadable time tracking sheet in PDF format.
4. Exercise to clear your head in your study time.
Believe it or not, exercise works in the same way sleep does. It can focus your state of mind, helping you to clear your head in between study sessions. If you’re new to exercise, aim to fit in a 10-minute run here and there, steadily increasing the amount you do as you go on.
5. Weekly reviews.
Weekly reviews and updates are also an important strategy. Each week, like a Sunday night, review your assignments, your notes, your calendar. Be mindful that as deadlines and exams approach, your weekly routine must adapt to them!