Use A Calendar
- Monthly calendar to plan long-range assignments such as exam dates and due dates
Weekly calendar to stay with a regular schedule
-Fill in times for school, sleep, meals, and work. Circle hours
that are free for study. Allow time for recreation. When & where
you study is key - stick to it.
Daily calendar - helps set priorities
-Write a "to do" list the night before - number items in order you
want to complete them. Include everything you need or want to
get done the next day.
Identify Time Wasters
- Excessive socializing
- Distractions - focus on managing your time and completing tasks
Reference: Meltzer, M. & Palau, S. (1993). Reading and study strategies for nursing students. Philadelphia, PA:
W. B. Saunders Company.