is Time Management?
Time Management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time you spend
on specific activities or tasks. It is necessary to increase a person’s effectiveness, efficiency and reduce stress. Poor time
management is related to procrastination and an increased feeling of frustration in college students.
ime Management is Crucial to your Success
• Time is limited- you cannot use more time than you have to accomplish all your goals.
• It is directly tied to your success- by managing your time you are able to take control of your life and accomplish
more with less effort, stay focused, prioritize your tasks, and work more efficiently.
• Reduce your Stress level- because you have managed your time, you will not feel “rushed” which allows you to
have more free time to devote to the things you want to do while still accomplishing the things you have to do.
rections on how to complete this activity:
• Use the schedule provided to show what a typical week would look as if you were approved to enroll in classes.
You must account for all of the following activities in your schedule:
o Hours you plan to spend per week in class
o Hours you plan to spend per week studying for class(es)
o Hours you plan to spend on assignments, projects, study groups, labs, etc. (separate from study time)
o Hours you plan to spend at work (if applicable)
o Hours per week you plan to spend sleeping
o Hours you plan to spend per week for personal activities (to include but not limited to family, friends, sports, church,
TV, internet, video games, hobbies, etc.)
• The total amount of hours in your week cannot exceed 168.
• All boxes must be filled in-do not draw arrows, highlight boxes or leave any blank.
• When planning for how many hours to dedicate towards class and homework, remember if approved, you will be
allowed to take a maximum of 2 classes plus your SDEV0171 class (8 credit hours) for the semester. An example
of a typical schedule may be Government (GOVT2305), Speech (SPCH1311) and the Strategies for Success
course (SDEV0171). This would equate to 7 credit hours for the semester. The second digit in the course number
(bolded and underlined) tells you how many credit hours they are.
te: Think of the hours in a week like dollars in a paycheck. If you only have a $168 dollars to spend all week, how do
you budget your money? You cannot use more money than the $168 dollars, and you cannot save any for the following
Here is an example of a few items listed above. It is only an example! The schedule you submit should reflect which
activities are a part of your life.
Study Time Tips:
Plan for the week: If you are enrolled
in 7 credit hours of class, you will
need to plan for 2-3 hours of studying
for each credit hour. This would be
approximately 21 (3x7) hours of study
time. Place your study time in your
schedule first, and then add time for
your social activities.
Plan for class: Be prepared for
class by completing any assigned
readings and reviewing your
notes ahead of time. If you are
unsure or confused about any of
the material prepare a list of
questions to share with your
Plan for the semester: Write
down when all assignments,
projects and tests/ quizzes are
due. Don’t forget to include
how much an assignment is
worth to track your progress
at a time, and focus
with your full attention.
Focus on the
importance of the task,
not the urgency. Always
leave room for
Be prepared to discuss activity in your Dismissal Interview