Time management is the ability to organise and prioritise tasks to achieve the best possible outcomes and meet all your deadlines while also maintaining a balanced lifestyle.
Why is it important?
It's never too late to establish good routines and habits. Organising yourself and your commitments puts you more in control of your learning, boosts your confidence and helps avoid sources of stress.
How do I do it?
Assignments are all made up of many smaller tasks. Be aware of what these are, and what is involved in completing each one. Spend time thinking about where and when you best work so that you can make the most of all the time you have available. Keep all your notes in one place so you can find everything easily, and control app settings to help you focus. Don't forget to reward yourself for the good work you are doing.
Student tips (1 minute)
Keep on top of your workload using a calendar, task lists and planning your time.
Key terms for organising your time and resources
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