If you are studying in Australia then this is the university students guide to time management for the year 2019. This article will draw from various academic works to give you a scientific, yet a high level summary of the most cutting edge time management studies available.

This is the complete time management guide for university students 2019

Experts agree that when you are studying at university, good time management is synonymous with being successful whilst you are studying in Australia. Good time management means planning your study to manage due dates and completing deadlines and failing to plan ahead increases the likelihood that you won’t meet your deadlines.

Planning your time allows you to prevent ‘snowballing’ of your deadlines and multi-task on your assignments and study requirements. This will make your semester far less stress and will likely result in better academic performance.

Strategise your commitments

Every international student knows that there are so many competing commitments to balance. This means that dedicating a minimum of 25 minutes of time to assignments each day, ahead of the deadline will allow you to get a better head start in comparison to leaving your assignment to the night before. typically, a high quality academic work will consist of 100 words per 1- 2 hours. This means that for every 100 words you right you will spend 1 to 2 hours in review.

The very first step to managing your commitments is to prioritise your tasks, this means that you should focus on tasks which are more of a priority, noting your strengths. If you have a particular skill set, instead of avoiding a subject you are unfamiliar with, instead you should spend more time developing your weaker skills so that your academic performance is stronger overall.

In fact, a Blair and Adams 2019 study found confirmatory evidence to the existing data that students who perceive control of time correlates positively with their academic performance and prevails through existing qualifications and experience. In other words students who manage their time and are consistent with their commitments do better than students whom have more academic experience. See Blair and Adams Study.

Quick tips to manage your time better

  • Prioritise your smaller tasks first which will give you a sense of accomplishment and give you the confidence and energy to work on the larger tasks. Getting the smaller tasks out of the way will also reduce the size of your to do list.
  • Divide your large tasks into smaller bitesize sections- this will give you more creative control on how you want to approach your larger tasks. When you break down a task into larger, more manageable parts you will find that you will have more time to review your work resulting in better academic works.
  • A majority of people have a peak in mental clarity first thing in the morning. Take advantage of this. As soon as you wake up, divide your assignment into separate sections and start writing.
  • Clear your mind and write. Take a break every 25 minutes and refocus. This will allow you to refine your writing and concentrate on the task at hand.
  • Remind yourself why you have decided to undertake your journey. Studying in Australia was always going to be a difficult task but the reward of that degree is surely worth it.