Time Management and Organization
Time Management Workshop
Time Management Workshops will be offered four times this semester. But don't wait -- go to the next available session! Each hands-on, customized-for-you workshop will take place on in the Biddle House Advising Lounge from 12:15-1:00 on the following Thursdays: August 31, Sptember 14, October 5, and October 26. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch from the Caf's "Grab 'n Go." RSVPs to PeerAdvisors@dickinson.edu are appreciated.
To supplement these workshops, students can call the Learning Skills office at 717-245-1734 or go to the Academic Advising desk in 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.
Popular Time Management Resources
- Time Management Words of Wisdom
- Dickinson College Weekly Planner--use to plan your study times
- How to use the Weekly Planner
- Semester Calendar (divided in 2 halves)--use to plan your semester by entering all of your tests and assignment due dates
- Semester Calendar (all on one page)
- Tips for Being On Time and Organized
- Tips to Stop Procrastinating and Just Do it!
Apps to Help You...
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Each of these apps allows you to enter course info, homework, tests, assignment due dates, etc., and will send you reminder notifications to help you stay on track.
- myHomework is well-liked app that works with iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Windows 8, and the Web. It syncs across devices and can also work offline. Free (version) or $1.99/year option that lets you enter classes by schedule. (Review)
- iStudiezPro This award-winning app works on all iOS, MAC, PC and Android devices and syncs directly to iCal. Pro is $2.99 for your iPad or iPhone and $9.99 for your MAC or PC. Lite version is free. Here's a college student's helpful video about how to stay organized using iStudiezPro.
- Schedule Planner works with iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle. Plan your day by color-coded categories and then see charts of your planned time vs. time spent on those tasks. Integrates with iCal and Google Calendar. Free version and pro version for $6.99.
- 30/30 This free iOS app has you allocate set amounts of time to each task and then gives you a countdown timer. (Review)
- Any.Do Use this NY Times "TOP 10 MUST HAVE APP" to enter your to-do list, set deadlines, and be sent reminders. Works on iOS and Android. Integrates into Gmail. Free or $2.99/mo versions.
- Student Time Tracker This $.99 iOS app tracks how you spend time. Creates colorful charts of your study (and other) patterns and your task progress towards deadlines.
- Alarmy Pro gives you two options to silent the alarm: 1) Shake your phone; or 2) 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. $1.99 for iOS; free for Android.
These apps and more can be found in Mashable’s 25 Apps You’ll Need to Survive College.
Strategies for those with ADHD
- Webinar: Strategies for ADHDers to Become More Aware of Time
- 5 Tips for ADDers to Stop Procrastinating