Welcome to the Viterbo University Time Management workshop. If you
have additional questions after viewing the workshop, please contact the
Academic Resource Center, 332 Murphy Center, or email@example.com
for more information.
TIME MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGE
• Sole responsibility for managing time
• Less structured time
• Multiple roles to balance
TIME VS. MONEY
• Time is more valuable than money
• Time not used is time lost
• Manage your time usage
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only
you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let
other people spend it for you.
HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?
• A “Time Audit” can offer valuable information
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
• How would you describe your usage of time?
• Did you observe any trends in the audit?
• Evaluate the distribution of your time. Are
you satisfied with how your time is being
spent? Were you surprised by anything the
HOW DO YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR
APPROACH TO TIME?
• What change(s), if any, might you make after
looking at your time distribution?
• Are you getting the most important things
• What plan do you have for making tangible
changes to your use of time?
• What different choices can you commit to
• Weekly Planners
FOR THE WEEK OF ___________________________________________
TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Priorities of the Week Long-Term Assignments
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
• Some things to keep in mind when filling out a
– Record fixed commitments first
– Schedule study time
– Have a balance to your schedule
– View your schooling as your job
Get out your course syllabi and enter all of the important dates for tests, homework, and assignments. After you have entered your exam and other task dates on the
calendar, look at the dates. Think about how many days or weeks you’ll need to study for major exams or write papers. Mark the days or the weeks in which these tasks
will be priorities. Before you make out your weekly plan each week, examine your term plan to identify the week’s main priority. Insert rows as needed.
Week Of Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Class: ________________________ Project: ________________________ Due Date: ______________________
Steps to take: Time
A List = Most important tasks
B List = Next important
C List = Least important (long-term)
• Set goals
• Know your best time of day
• Control interruptions
• Tackle hard subjects first
• Make time for yourself
• Don’t over commit
• Study short and often
FIGHT THE URGE TO PROCRASTINATE
• Notice when you are procrastinating
• Determine specific goals
• Divide projects into small manageable pieces
(see Project Breakdown)
• Get started
• Reward yourself
• Please click the question mark below to email
the Academic Resource Center if you have
questions or would like more information.