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Managing your time

Successful study at University isn't just about knowing how to write an essay or pass an exam – to do these things as well as you deserve you have to find a way to manage all the different demands on your time. student with pile of books

That could include not only academic work like lectures and seminars, presentations and research, coursework and revision, but also paid work and time for fitness, fun, friends and family.

In this section you will find resources to help you plan your workload, get organised, and make more effective use of the time you have. For more detailed advice, see the LearnHigher website on Time Management for University Students (also produced by the Study Advice team at the University of Reading).

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Enhance your study skills - in minutes!

You might not think that you have time to develop your study skills, but we have some quick ideas that anyone can find time for...

Got 5 mins? - watch a video tutorial, on essay writing or referencing, for instance.

Got 10 mins? - record yourself recapping the main points of your last lecture - it's more effective than copying up your notes.

Got 30 mins? - review your study practices with a Study Adviser and see if there's anything you could be doing more effectively.

 

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