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  • Use a schedule that you know works for you (online or on paper)
    • Add important dates of the quarter on your calendar
    • Put class times and assignment due dates on your calendar
    • Put important personal dates on your calendar (vacation, birthdays, family or friend events, and work hours)
    • Decide on your sleeping/eating hours and add them to your calendar
    • Decide on homework time (expect to spend about 15 hours outside of the class's 5 "seat hours" each week on homework)
  • Sleep
    • Try to go to sleep at the same time and wake up at the same time everyday
    • Try to get 8-9 hours of sleep each night
    • Turn off electronics an hour before you plan on going to sleep
    • Keep electronics and T.V.'s out of where you sleep (if possible)
  • During classwork or homework:
    • Make a priority list for your work session and keep it near you
    • Keep your phone off or away from where you're doing the work
    • Keep other electronics off (tablet, T.V.'s)
    • Only have websites up on your computer that you're actually using to do your work (close social media, email, and other distractions)
  • Try the Pomodoro Method for doing classwork or homework
  • Break assignments up into smaller chunks to make them more manageable
  • Work on a little bit of homework each day instead of trying to do it all on one day
  • Set up your workspace:
    • Try to have a specific workspace that's just for class
    • Eliminate distractions as best you can from the space
    • Have everything you need to study when you sit down
    • Clean your workspace at the end of each work session
  • Say no to things that you don't want to do or do not have time to do (don't overbook yourself)
  • Ask for help from your family or friends to support you and your success


Join GRC's Counseling Services as they discuss how to best manage your time as a student and set yourself up for academic success. This interactive workshop will cover common roadblocks students encounter when managing their time and review easy to use techniques they can incorporate to get the most out of their day.