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

Time management

Recognise the amount of study required

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The average total study time, including class time and time spent in independent study, is about 30-40 hours per week:

  • Arts students generally have 10-15 contact hours per week, and spend about 20-25 hours on private study - reading, writing essays, etc.
  • Science students spend 20-25 hours in the classroom or laboratory and generally do no more than 10-15 hours of private study.

    One way to recognise the amount of study you need to put in to a particular module, is to use a revision checklist.

    Use the notes on how to write the checklist to help you:

    Revision Checklist (PDF opens in new window)

    Watch this video for a student's perspective on time management and assignments: