2017-2018 Student Handbook

Time Management

  • There are 168 hours in a week. For one week, write down the time you spent on all your activities: Sleeping, eating, studying, in class, homework, travel to and from class and work, entertainment, home/family responsibilities, church, work. Evaluate how you spend your time, and define your "time busters" (e.g., procrastination, TV, telephone, Internet).
  • Remember: Do not underestimate the importance of any one of the areas listed above. The primary reason motivated students fail to reach their goals is personal overload of activity.
  • 80/20 principal: you should spend 80 percent of your time on the 20 percent most valued activities.
  • Set goals and prioritize them.
  • General rule: spend two to three hours of study time for each hour you are in class (a three-credit hour course would require six to nine hours per week on homework, studying and exam preparation).