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Time Management

Managing your time can seem challenging at first, but a few simple calculations can help put things in perspective. Start by budgeting your time. Figure out where your days goes, and then use the rest of your time for studying. If there isn't enough time left for studying, then adjust your time used for other activites.

It may seem like there aren't enough hours in the week to get everything done. That may be true or it may be that you are not using your time as efficiently as possible. To assess where your time goes, complete the inventory below. Be as honest with yourself as you can. Some of the items are done every day so those will need to be multiplied by 7 to arrive at a weekly total. One item may be done any number of times a week so you'll need to multiply that one by the number of times each week you do it. After you have responded to all the questions, you'll have an opportunity to see how many hours remain during the week for studying

 

Where does the day go?

Number of Hours per Day Number of Days per week Click multiply for weekly totals. Number of hours per week

On the average, how many hours do you sleep in each 24 hour period, including those afternoon naps?

On the average, how many hours a day do you engage in grooming activities?

On the average, how many hours a day do you spend on meals, including preparation and clean-up time?

How much time do you spend commuting to and from campus and how many times do you do this during a week?  Include the amount of time it takes to park and walk from your car or the bus stop to class.

On the average, how many hours a day do you spend doing errands?

On the average, how many hours do you spend each week doing co-curricular activities (student organizations, working out, church, etc.)?

On the average, how many hours a week do you work at a job?

How many hours do you spend in class each week?

On the average, how many hours per week do you spend with friends, going out, watching TV, going to parties, etc?

Click the Add button to compute the number of hours you are spending each week engaged in daily living activities and school activities.

There are 168 hours in a week. Now you can click the 
Subtract button to find out how many hours remain for studying, since this is not one of the activities included above.

Adapted from the Virginia Tech website 2012.