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Time management

Organising your work

Once you have your overall plan, you need to break your work down into small, manageable tasks.

A daily to-do list can help to plan your tasks, or you could make a weekly action plan to really make sure that you get those tasks completed.

Try using Post-it notes on your wall or desk, and take each one off when the task is completed.

Plan your study sessions

Plan each study session in detail. Set aside some time to study and decide:

  • Where will I work?
  • What resources do I need?
  • Who can I go to for help or clarification?
  • What do I want to achieve?

Break down your goal into small chunks, and decide how long to spend on each task.

Note down any problems or questions that arise as you go along. Think about how you will address these at the end of the session.

Take a look at this example list to see how your study plan might look.

You can also use the Pomodoro Technique to break your time down into small chunks in order to organise your tasks. Watch this video for an overview of this useful technique. It can be especially helpful for organising your exam revision time.

For more information on managing your time in the run up to exams, have a look at our revision planning pages.