Many students discover the need to develop or hone their time management skills when they arrive at college. Unlike high school where teachers frequently structured your assignments and classes filled your day, in college, you will have less in-class time, more outside of class work, and a great deal of freedom and flexibility. These pages provide you with tips for managing your time well so you can get the most out of your Dartmouth experience.
The $$$$$$$$s on this page are provided for downloading in Microsoft Word and/or Microsoft Excel format. You will need to have Microsoft Office 97/98, or later, to read and print them.
Advantages of Time Management
motivates and initiates
Keys to Successful Time Management
Self knowledge and goals: In order to manage your time successfully, having an awareness of what your goals are will assist you in prioritizing your activities.
Developing and maintaining a personal, flexible schedule: Time management provides you with the opportunity to create a schedule that works for you, not for others. This personal attention gives you the flexibility to include the things that are most important to you.
Time Management Resources
The following resources and $$$$$$$$s will assist you in creating a personal schedule that works for you. If you would like more information, a counselor in the Academic Skills Center would be happy to speak with you about how you manage your time.
View the Time Management Video
To assess how well you currently plan, download and take the planning quiz!
How Well Do You Plan (25K Word)
To gather information about how to create a long-term or weekly schedule for yourself, click on one of the $$$$$$$$s below:
Creating a Master Schedule (39K Word)
Time Management Tips (21K Word)
Making A Personal Schedule (22K Word)
To download calendars for creating schedules, choose one of the following:
Weekly Planner (27K Word)
10-week Planner (22K Word)
4-year Planner (8K Excel)
Distributive Worksheet (10K Excel)