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Online Learning @ PAC for STUDENTS: Time Management

Top Tips

  • Use your time wisely.There are 168 hours in a week. Use idle time to complete smaller tasks. This will free up time for the big things.
  • Prioritize your assignments.Be prepared to invest an average of 2 solid hours for every 5% an assignment is worth.
  • Start planning your time early in the semester.The earlier you start managing your time, the easier it is. Get into good habits early so you don’t fall behind.
  • Create a semester plan.Write down your deadlines for the semester so that they don’t catch you by surprise.
  • Plan out your week.Create a weekly schedule and use it every day.
  • Give yourself enough time.Budget at least 1 hour of homework for every hour of class time.
  • Develop an assignment tracker.Plan how you will complete your assignments by breaking big tasks down into manageable steps.
  • Start early.Don’t get sucked into the procrastination trap. Give yourself enough time to complete your assignment properly.
  • Plan some down time.Make sure to include time for fun or relaxing into your schedule every day.



Time Management 

It may be helpful to schedule time to work on your online course, as if it were a face-to-face course meeting at regular times. Schedule hour blocks using this Daily Schedule Excel Template or your Outlook Calendar associated with your email account so you can concentrate on your course activities.

Monitor your ability to manage your time well with this Time Management Survey and considerations for a needs-based schedule.

Here are some additional tools from the web to help you stay focused and get your work done:

7 habits decision-making matrix