Posts for the Topic time management

We asked students and learning specialists to share their best tips, tricks and tools for university students. Browse through the articles for new strategies and perspective. Use the filters to find content that works for you.

How to set goals in university

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Do you have a list of things that you’d like to accomplish by the end of your term? Year? Course? Program? Having a list of goals is a great way to stay motivated and reflect on what you want to get out of university. Goal setting is an exercise that can help you think critically about your priorities. Goal setting can be broken down into five parts, each with their own ways of helping you achieve your goals. 

7 reasons why you should manage your time in university

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You might’ve already been told countless times that time management is an important skill to help you plan ahead. But what exactly is time management and what does it mean to manage your time?

In university, managing your time is knowing your priorities and making sure that the things on your schedule align with your priorities. Planning your activities involves strategizing so that you can get the most out of your time. Still not convinced? Here are the top 7 reasons why you should manage your time regularly in university. 

6 tips for making a schedule that works for you

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From the structure to format — your schedule should be caterered to what you need it to do to, which might include keeping track of your schoolwork, job and other things that are important to you!

What is independent learning in university?

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Many of us enter university looking forward to having more independence in choosing our classes, schedules and how we learn. In high school, independent learning might have looked like personal initiative in managing your assignments. In university, this is only a fraction of the kind of independent learning you will have to do. Learning independently in university means that you are in charge of your learning, however that might look like. Independent learning doesn’t always mean that you have to figure things out on your own — it also means recognizing when you need support, even if you don’t know what kind. This is a huge part of independent learning!