College Success Tip #4
What is time management?
Time management involves balancing all the
activities in which a person participates within the confines of the
week. Today’s college students are more than just students. They are
also athletes, parents, employees, heads of households, and volunteers,
just to name a few titles. Balancing home, school, work and everyday
life can be a real juggling act.
Why is time management important?
management allows students to use time more efficiently to prepare for
classes, study, and remember information - three key habits that foster
learning and college success. Time management can also reduces stress,
as students plan ahead and allot time appropriately to differing tasks.
Good time management promotes greater self-confidence as students
experience success coping with the many demands on their time. There
are several ways for students to manage their time and be successful in
every aspect of their lives.
Examples of time management
Successful time management can include:
Handling situations as they arise
Using a daily planner (see page 13 of the
New Student Advisement Guide)
Prioritizing goals and “to do” lists
Internal links for time management
There are several campus resources that can help
you with time management. The
New Student Advisement Guide, complied by the Matriculation
Department has many ideas for students to reference.
Counseling courses 111 and 150 will also assist with time management
planning as well as many other topics related to student success.
External links for time management
Upcoming workshops on time management
Cougar Mentors in the Student Development Office
offer various workshops, some that address time management. For more
information call 661-362-3141 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.canyons.edu/offices/student_development/src
The Community College Experience by Amy Baldwin (Pearson/Prentice
Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, 4th Ed., by
Robert M. Sherfield, Rhonda J. Montgomery, and Patricia G. Moody
(Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005).
Becoming a Master Student, 10th Ed., by Dave
Ellis (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003).
Study Guides and Strategies,
Dartmouth’s Academic Skills Center, http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/index.html.