Time Management

Do you leave things to the last minute to finish? Are you spending too much time sleeping or on Social Media? Did you forget an assignment that was due yesterday? Click here to learn how to manage your time more effectively.

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Our Time Management: Goal Setting

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Tips & Tricks

Break Down Large Tasks Into Smaller Tasks

When making a to-do list (or goals) consider breaking it down into smaller pieces. This create mini projects that can feel more achievable than a big project. Example, instead of "Clean Apartment" break it down into rooms or specific tasks such as clean toilets, scrub floors, vacuum, clean fridge to find bad smell. This way you can check off each task as you complete them, you know what you have completed and you feel like you have done something productive.

Tools and Resources

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Time Management Apps

There are so many time management apps that it is hard to suggest one that might work for you. If the calendar app on your phone is just what you need, perfect. But if you are looking for other helpful apps to organize your time and make sure you pick up the right groceries, check out the following link for 14 Time Management Apps for students.

14 Top Time Management Apps for Students in 2020

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KANBAN

Do you work best with visuals? The Kanban method works really well for visual leaners and creative types. Using a white board or paper stuck to your wall and post it notes, you can make your lists, colour coded if you like, and then move them around as you move through the tasks. It is a great way to see what is needed to be done, in process, and finished! The simplest form is possibly

Plan / Process / Complete (or To Do / Doing / Done).

Check out the link below for more information, and look on YouTube for different tutorials. It works really great with group projects.

Visual Organizational Board for College Students : 7 Steps

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To Do Lists & Prioritizing

Creating a To-Do list can be easy, there is always something to do. However, it can feel overwhelming. Consider breaking your to do list into three basic categories: School (assignments, readings...), Social (clubs, volunteer, events, friends...), Adulting (groceries, bills, chores...)
Within these categories you can break down the to do into smaller parts. This is helpful to wrap your mind around a big project. Smaller "to-do's/goals" feel more achievable than bigger to-do's. The link below is a great article that gives you a few examples and tips on how to prioritize your to-do's.

How to Prioritize Work: 9 Practical Methods When "Everything is Important"

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Study Skills and Time Management Tips

Not really sure how to schedule your time? Do you find you procrastinate to the point of panicking the day before an assignment is due? Are you having trouble finding the time to hang out with friends, study, eat, sleep and oh right, go to class?
Check out the links below that contain helpful videos and some tips on how to schedule your day so you have for everything you want to do.

Study Skills – Time Management

Top time management tips for students | Beyond Ideas