Time management

Time management

Make weekly timetables

How to draw up a detailed timetable:

  • Divide your study time into approx one-hour sessions with short breaks. Add longer breaks where you need them.
  • Aim to study when you work well (Mornings? Evenings?)
  • Plan to do difficult topics first to avoid putting them off and running out of time.
  • Leave time for recreation and relaxation. Plan  these as rewards at the end of a week of hard work.
  • Be realistic. It is better to under-estimate what you can do and achieve it than to be over-ambitious and then fail to meet your targets.
Blank Weekly Planner (PDF opens in new window)

Advantages of having a detailed schedule:

  • It provides a structure for your studies.
  • It provides short term goals.
  • By allocating time to topics in advance there is little risk of leaving out something vital.
  • You do not need to spend valuable study time deciding what to do.
  • You can enjoy your recreation time knowing that your studying is under control.
  • You will waste less time and study more purposefully than you would do otherwise.