Make the Most of your Time Tips for Learning from UMass Amherst Student Success

Effectively utilizing your time to support learning is key to success in college.

Prioritizing work, complete assignments on time, planning study time for upcoming tests...these are all things successful students do.

Find a Routine & Tool that Work for You

Whether it is an electronic calendar, paper planner, an app on your phone or an old fashioned to-do list, dedicate time to finding a system that works for you.

Revisit your Routine & To-Do's Weekly

Dedicate time each week to review your priorities, workload and make a plan. Perhaps you do this each Friday afternoon or Sunday evening. Regardless of when, make sure you give yourself to focus in on the tasks at hand. Doing this will support a productive workflow.

Time Management Tools

What will you use to help you manage your time?

  • Paper planner
  • App on your phone
  • To-Do lists
  • Bullet planner
  • Electronic calendar
  • Something else?

The key to a successful time management tool is two part:

  1. Have a tool - Something other than trying to remember everything on yoru own
  2. Do what works for you - Make sure the tool you select works for you and is something you can easily incorporate into your daily habits.

Need some help getting started? Check out the electronic UMass Amherst Student Success Planner.

2 Minute Video on Launching your Time Management Plan

Is procrastination a challenge for you?

Reflect on the reason for procrastinating. Is there a resource to help you navigate the reason?

Where is your time going instead?

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