Time Management

Time Management 

Setting Goals and Objectives.

 

Using the SMART Model to set your objectives...

SMART objectives will mean that you are more likely to succeed. Being 'specific' with your objectives will mean that your objectives have some meaning and focus. If your objectives are 'measurable' then you will be able to know if you have achieved your objective. There is no point in setting objectives that are beyond your reach, therefore you need to ensure your objectives are 'achievable' but also 'realistic'. 

 

Study Planner Tools.

  • Try our printable Weekly Planner Template to organise your time, making sure to include time for class time, study time, extra-curricular activities, part-time work, and family and social time. It may be useful to use a colour code for each activity. 
  • 'Get Revising' have developed an excellent interactive and personal study planner timetable as well as other study tools. Sign up for free to save your study planner. 

 

Pomodoro Technique.

Francesco Cirillo’s Pomodoro Technique (TM) is a productivity booster and helps with time management

   1. Select a task to be accomplished

   2. Set the Pomodoro (a kitchen timer or even the timer on your phone) to 25 minutes.

   3. Work on the task until the timer rings.

   4. Then put a check on your sheet of paper to mark where you reached.

   5. Take a short break (around five minutes).

   6. Every four Pomodoros take a longer break (up to an hour).

Free online Tomato Timer!