These resources are being made available for students to use in any manner most effective for you. Please contact the Academic Success Center to meet with an Academic Consultant if you would like to learn how to maximize your time management skills!
Time Management: This general handout compiles the "best of the best" of all general time management tips. This is a good one to start with, and use the other handouts to focus on specific parts of managing your time.
Time Management Assessment: Are you spending your time wisely? Use this assessment to determine your best uses of time. An alternate format is also available, which can be used to calculate your use of time during an average week. You might be surprised by the places you can save time in your schedule!
Semester at a Glance (Fall 2012): A one-page semester schedule containing primary academic dates for the semester. For full set of academic dates, please see: http://www.registrar.iastate.edu/calendar/
Semester at a Glance (Spring 2013): A one-page semester schedule containing primary academic dates for the semester. For full set of academic dates, please see: http://www.registrar.iastate.edu/calendar/
Google Calendar: One of many online calendar options to keep your life organized. We recommend carrying a calendar (paper, pda, etc) with you everywhere. If that does not work, try an online calendar.
Weekly Schedule: A basic grid, use this schedule to create a one-page overview of your regularly scheduled commitments each week.
Seven Characteristics of Effective Planners: These are not secrets...use this guide to understand how the best students make the most of their time.
Getting the Most out of Now: Sometimes, improving your time management is as simple as making better use of your time. Use these tips to increase your effectiveness and efficiency.
Making Time for Yourself: Do you feel like you do not have enough time for yourself? We empower you to use these tips to maximize your time management AND save time for yourself!
Using Planners: This is a great guide to the art of using a planner. (Source: Muskingum College)
Managing Online Distractions: There is no fullproof way to prevent yourself from getting online or preventing you from being distracted by online sites—you must have some self-management to limit your access. However, there are a few programs that you could use to temporarily block your access to certain websites that tend to distract you, including the three listed below. PLease read about each program carefully before installing to your computer.