Time Management Tips to Help you ace Your Studies

Feeling like there’s not enough hours in the day is common when you’re a student with a busy schedule. Let us help you out with time management tips to help you ace your studies.

Managing your time doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Luckily, it is an easy skill to pick up, all you need is dedication. So to help you get started, we’ve put together a few time management tips to help you ace your studies.

Time Management Skills to Help you ace Your Studies

To make the most of your course, there are certain skills you have to learn. One of them is managing your time effectively. Not only is it important for your education, this skill teaches you to keep up in our fast-paced world. Here are some time management tips to help you ace your studies.

  • Plan ahead
  • Set goals
  • Don’t multitask
  • Prioritise
  • Get rid of distractions
  • Take breaks
  • Reward yourself

Plan Ahead

Planning ahead helps you avoid doing tasks at the last minute. Create a study schedule that suits you and the responsibilities you have. Work on your assignments long before they are due to prevent stress. Too much stress can cause procrastination, which is the last thing you need when you have a heavy academic workload.  

Set Goals

Setting goals automatically helps you with time management. This is because it forces you to create a deadline you want to work towards and then do the necessary work in between. Short term, realistic goals work best to help you form good time-planning habits.  

Don’t Multitask

Multitasking actually makes you less productive. Dividing your attention is not an effective way to learn. You should rather focus on finishing one assignment at a time. This helps you to produce work of higher quality, because you’ve given it your full attention. 

Guy walking in the street looking at his watch. Time Management Tips to Help you ace Your Studies

Prioritise

Create a to-do list of everything that needs to be done. The “A-B-C” method is great for prioritising. It looks something like this:

A – Must be done today

B – Could be nice to finish today

C – Can be finished tomorrow if necessary 

Get rid of Distractions

This is a tough one, but once you master getting rid of distractions, you’ll be well on your way to acing your studies! Technology is one of the most popular ways to waste time. So put down your phone and sit far away from the TV while you study or do assignments. You’ll find that you end up finishing much faster, giving you more time to focus on other responsibilities.  

Take Breaks

There are many pros to taking a break while studying. It is very important to give your brain a chance to rest. If you don’t, you’ll actually end up wasting time because you lose focus. There is nothing more frustrating than having to redo your work after realising it doesn’t make sense. So take some time away from your books and go for a walk or take a short nap.  

Reward Yourself

Give yourself something to look forward to by creating rewards. This can be any enjoyable activity such as an outing with friends or a night in binge-watching your favourite show. Rewards act as motivation to complete your work. So tell yourself that if you study extra hard during the week, you’ll do something fun over the weekend. 

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Last Updated: May 12, 2022

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Tamsyn Gallie
Tamsyn Gallie
Tamsyn Gallie is a Junior Content Writer at Skills Academy. Her aim is to create content that is well-researched, educational and engaging. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, baking and anything that allows her to be creative. She is passionate about lifelong learning and believes it’s never too late to learn something new.

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