We are happy to help students with issues of time management, one
of the most common concerns of students. It is unusual for
students not to have problems in this area. This
includes helping with the setting of SMART goals
Attainable, Realistic, and
Timely), techniques to avoid excessive
procrastination, ways of planning and scheduling time for a
balanced lifestyle, and being accountable.
From time to time we have workshops devoted to issues of time
management. However, we encourage students to make an appointment
to see one of us ( David Palmer-Stone, Tricia Best, or June Saracuse) as
soon as time management concerns arise. The earlier we make
contact, the sooner we can help you manage yourself.
Students enrolled in one of our Learning Skills Courses will work
through several modules related to managing time, including a
module on "self-control" that teaches the student how to fine
tune their study skills for efficiency and effectiveness.
Graduate students often have difficulty with time management
because of the lack of structure, especially when their course
work is completed and they are working on their thesis or
dissertation. Graduate students wanting a bit more structure and support can join the Thesis/Dissertation Completion Group.
The following handouts on Time and Study Management are available
at Counselling Services .
We also have a number of Books on Time Managements in
To check out Counselling Services tips on Time Management and
related issues, click here.
Page last updated: March 2011