Master Your Time Management Skills

Study, Research and Time Management Skills

“Developing time management skills is a journey that requires self assessment and external support or guidance.”

Academic success stems from healthy and productive school habits. For more information about effective study methods, go to Enhanced Learning.

Study Skills
Good study skills come down to a combination of time management, creating an effective environment, being patient with yourself as you take on new information and trailing different approaches to learning information.

Research Skills
The aim of good research is to study a particular question carefully to identify relevant and reliable sources of information to support results. There are many places to seek information, and good research is just as much about identifying reliable information as it is analysing it.

Time Management Skills
Time management is all about understanding the amount of work you have to do, when it is due and prioritising the way you spend your time accomplishing the work.

Some components of effective time management include:

  • Setting Goals
  • Prioritising goals
  • Identifying tasks & allocating time to them (i.e. to do lists)
  • Structuring your time (i.e. use a daily/weekly planner)
  • Postponing unnecessary activities to allow for work to be completed
  • Monitoring progress
  • Reviewing results and amending your system for next time.

There are many approaches and theories around maximising your time for productivity towards goals, what’s most important is that a student understands the way in which they best work and that they create a system that reflects their past achievements and successes.