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Effective study skills must be practiced in order for you to improve. It is not enough to simply "think about" studying; you have to actually do it, and in the process use information from what you do to get better. This is the central idea of this page.

General Study Strategies

Time Management

The term "Time Management" is really a misnomer because we really can't manage time in the way we manage projects. We actually need to manage ourselves within time.

People have different views of time and how it flows, but we all have the same number of hours in a day. You may have heard someone say, "I need another few hours in my day to get everything done." Since this is impossible, the person actually needs to figure out how to use the time he or she has more effectively.

Usually time management seminars and books start out by making the reader or participant aware of how he or she is using time. Keeping a time log is the preferred way of getting at this awareness.

Once people are more aware of how they use time, they can make changes that fit in better with the goals they have set. Sometimes, people find out that they are already using their time to its best advantage.

If you are interested in learning more about how to manage time, you may wish to view our Power Point on Time Management.  Also, if you wish to work with our staff on developing better time management skills contact Cheri White at LSS (Loveridge Hall, 2nd floor) 503-413-8219 to make an appointment.