Not enough time to get everything done? You might not be prioritizing tasks effectively. Think carefully about what you want to achieve and determine a clear course of action. Use a semester deadline calendar and a weekly planner to help you manage your schedule.
Take time at the beginning of each week to assess your commitments and goals. Check daily to stay on track and add new tasks as they arise. Figure out how long you’re able to concentrate, break up scheduled time into smaller chunks, and don’t forget to give yourself breaks. Use short periods of time—15 to 30 minutes—for preview and review.
Be honest with yourself about your habits and internal clock and plan accordingly. For example, if you’re a late sleeper, don’t schedule study time at 7 a.m.
State exactly what you want to achieve. Break larger tasks into smaller items.
Establish clear definitions to help you recognize whether you’re reaching your goal.
Outline exactly what steps you will take to accomplish your goal.
Set goals you can accomplish. Be sure to consider obstacles you may need to overcome.
Decide exactly when you’ll start and finish your goal.