Many students discover the need to develop or hone their time management skills when they arrive at college.  Unlike high school where teachers frequently structured your assignments and classes filled your day, in college, you will have less in-class time, more outside of class work, and a great deal of freedom and flexibility.

Advantages of time management

  • Gain time
  • Motivates and initiates
  • Reduces avoidance
  • Promotes review
  • Eliminates cramming
  • Reduces anxiety

Keys to successful time management

  • Self-knowledge and goals: In order to manage your time successfully, having an awareness of what your goals are will assist you in prioritizing your activities.
  • Developing and maintaining a personal, flexible schedule: Time management provides you with the opportunity to create a schedule that works for you, not for others.  This personal attention gives you the flexibility to include the things that are most important to you.