Time Management and Scheduling

Do you feel like you need a few extra hours everyday to get all of your work done? Unfortunately, no one can add time to the days, but prior planning can help you maximize the 168 hours you get each week. There are many ways you can plan your time, and there is no "best" way to do so. If you are looking for some scheduling strategies, follow along with a member of the Academic Commons team as they plan their readings and assignments for the week.

Planning as an Undergraduate Student with Sophia

Sophia is an undergraduate student pursuing her bachelor's degree in mathematics in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Sophia is a full-time student who also works in her position as a math tutor with Academic Commons. Sophia uses a calendar as well as a separate notebook to plan out her assignments for the week. 

Did this video help you plan your week? Check out the other videos for other strategies that you can use and the resources at the bottom of the page for more approaches towards time management!

Planning as a Graduate Student with Erin

Erin is a graduate student pursuing her Master's of Secondary Education in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Erin works part-time for the university in addition to an off-campus job. Erin uses a "low-tech" approach to planning her week, so all you will need to follow-along is a calendar and a writing utensil. 

Did this video help you plan your week? Check out the other videos for other strategies that you can use and the resources at the bottom of the page for more approaches towards time management!

Planning as a Graduate Student with Genevieve

Genevieve is a graduate student in the Public Administration in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration and works full-time. Genevieve uses a combination of her Google Calendar and a physical planner to schedule her assignments. 

Did this video help you plan your week? Check out the other videos for other strategies that you can use and the resources at the bottom of the page for more approaches towards time management!

Planning as a Doctoral Student with Kevin

Kevin is a doctoral student in the Human and Organizational Learning program in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development who works full-time. Kevin will be planning his week starting on Wednesday night and finishing up on Tuesday morning (though you can adapt this strategy for any 7-day period). Kevin uses the online platform Trello to organize his readings and assignments for the week. 

Did this video help you plan your week? Check out the other videos for other strategies that you can use and the resources at the bottom of the page for more approaches towards time management!

Time Management Resources

Check out this Linkedin Learning (access provided using GW account) course covering Time Management basics.

These tools can also help you manage your time:

 

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