Archived (Time management)

This book looks at time management; the importance of attending lectures; reading effectively; the art of taking notes.

Time management

Make long term plans

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It is very natural to concentrate on your next lecture or next assignment, but looking a bit further into the future will help you identify potential pressure points – times when deadlines come very close to each other.

Remember to always:

  • Pace yourself.
  • Avoid working up to the very last minute
  • Plan at least a term ahead but preferably by a year.

How to plan for each year/term/week:

  • List goals - allocate the appropriate resources to complete them on time
  • Set priorities - use a scale of: 'must', 'should' or ‘would be nice to complete'
  • Acquire a wall-chart yearly planner or poster of  the complete year ahead with spaces for you to write in notes (go to the SSU student union at the beginning of the year)
Find out more about how a Solent University student organises her time in this video:

Blank Academic Year Planner (PDF opens in new window)
Blank Monthly Planner (PDF opens in new window)