Time Management and Organization

Time Management Workshop

The next workshop will occur in Fall, 2015. Details will be posted here in mid-summer. 

To supplement this workshop, students can call the Learning Skills office at 717-245-1734 or go to Biddle House to request one-on-one time management, organizational, and/or study strategy tutorial sessions with trained Peer Advisors, weekdays from noon to 4 p.m.

Below are an array of apps designed to help you...

Plug in course info, work to do, tests and assignment due dates:

  • iStudiez Pro is a $2.99 app that is very well designed. You can record important info about the classes you’re enrolled (like the class schedule, room #s, test dates, and prof’s office hours). You can also enter your assignments and to plan times to study for them. It will send you reminders of what you’ve entered to do. It works on all iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) and syncs directly to iCal. Check out this helpful video made by a college student called “How to Stay Organized: iStudiez Pro”.
  • myHomework tracks homework, tests, projects and lessons. You can set reminders for assignments. Works with iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Windows 8, and the Web. Can also work offline. Free (ad version) or $1.99/year option that lets you enter classes by schedule.
  • Schedule Planner is a to-do app that works with iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle. You can easily plan your day by color-coded categories, and then track your planned time vs. actual time spent on those tasks. Includes alerts and notifications. Creates a colorful diagram that shows how you spent your time each day. Integrates with iCal, the iOS calendar, or Google Calendar. Free version and pro version for $6.99.

Keep track of tasks and time

  • 30/30 is a simple app that helps you keep track of the tasks that you should be doing. You set up a list of tasks and allocate a specific time for each task. After the timer for the first task finishes, it will tell you to move on to the next task.
  • Any.DO Enter your to-do list and set deadlines for each item. It works across iOS and Android devices and is integrated into Gmail, so you can set reminders from your mailbox. It’ll send you a message on your phone each morning saying “Plan your day today!”
  • Student Time Tracker helps you take charge of how you're managing your time by tracking how you spend it. Timer keeps running, even if you switch to another app. See colorful charts that reflect your study (and other) patterns--per course and per activity. Keep track of deadlines and task progress, too.  Works with iPhone and iPad. $.99

Wake Up!

Sleep If U Can Alarm gives you two options to silent the alarm: 1) Shake your phone; or 2) Physically go the place shown on your screen (that you previously set up, like the bathroom sink) and take a picture. Here’s a demo clip. Available for $1.99 for IOS and free for Android.

These apps and more can be found in Mashable’s 25 Apps You’ll Need to Survive College. Check ‘em out now!


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