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Tips for Time Management

Assignments for classes can seem overwhelming. Sometimes all it takes is a bit of preparation at the beginning of the semester to make you feel ready to tackle the coursework ahead of you. 

There are many ways to get organized. We recommend that you break down each course into the major assignments due throughout the semester, like exams and papers, and put them all on one or two pages that you can refer to at a glance so that you can prepare ahead, especially if you know you have a busy week coming up. To help you do this, please click the “blank semester calendar” below. This document has been very useful for students.

In this document place assignments on the date they are due. You can get creative and use different colors or fonts for each class. Do anything that will make it easier for you to understand your term calendar and use it often. There is also a “Sample Semester Calendar” below so you can see how other students have used this tool.

Many students only need a term calendar to tackle the assignments due during the semester. If you need further help or would like to work on a bi-weekly calendar, complete your term calendar and send it to your Disability Specialist by email. Explain how you may need further assistance and they might be able to help you or schedule an appointment for you. 

Adapted from Cornell University’s Learning Strategies Center

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