Time Management

Time management is the most important of all the study techniques you need to learn. To be effective you must understand you own ability to use your time.

This is because if you don’t have the time to do your work or use time properly, work will not be done or if the work is done, it will not be done to the standard needed.

The types of time management that should be applied are:-

  • Time management for doing class work
  • Time management for doing homework
  • Time management for organising and doing coursework
  • Time management for planning on assignment
  • Time management for doing research
  • Time management for talking about work with friend & family

Time management is all about organising your time effectively: Knowing when you should be having fun and relaxing and knowing when to do   your work.

Time management is not difficult to do; it means you need to arrange when you should be doing work and also how to use your time effectively when doing your work.

As the Author and a student at University I know that it can be difficult to organise time. The biggest advice I would give is “What is more important success for your future or just having fun?”

You need to come up with some personal goal and if one of those is to pass your G.C.S.E’s to go and such as A-levels, G.N.V.Q and University. You need to decide the best method of getting your work done and having fun. It doesn’t mean spending hours sitting at your desk doing work. As a dyslexic and the author, doing work little but often is the best way. It mean you have fun and still get the work done.

The biggest problem as a student, or whatever age you are, is that you want to have fun. But the problem is letting fun in between your work. And believe me failing exams is not a happy experience to go through.

Here are some helpful tips for managing time effectively:-

  • Produce a timetable of your life for one week but do not include times for coursework or homework. The time table should have school, working hours, travel, relaxation and meeting family time. Once you have made the time table add in when it is best for you to do the work you need for studying. The amount of time for studying is up to you. You know when it is best for you to work and how much time is 
  • The best time to work is about an hour after school or college. From a personal experience as a student this is the most likely time you will not find something to watch on TV or go out to meet with friends.
  • Maybe do work 45 minutes before your evening meal and 45 minutes after you evening meal. That means you will get 1½ hours for doing homework or studying. Remember this does not mean spending the whole hour doing full work next to your desk. What is best is 20 to 25 minutes of work and then a 5 minutes break and then another 20 to 25 minutes more work.
  • Only do work for long stretches when you are pressed for time. This is because dyslexic students will find that their results will go down hill.
  • The only time you should be able to study for long periods, is when you have planned a piece of work before hand and you are filling gaps perhaps writing up coursework or a essay.

You may think these tips are just make extra work, but some are for you to keep your mind on the work, and others are for sitting down doing some work.

For a dyslexic student, work is easier done little but often. But I would personally decide how much work is best for you at one time. Some people find during notes and planning is best done is least done at night during the day and making the assignment. You choose. You know when working is best for you (That is time management).

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