Time management

It’s important to manage your time well, that is, plan and organize your schedule effectively. It is even an essential condition for academic success. Several failures can be explained by a bad planning of his time, being able to manage his time thus makes it possible to be able to benefit from the life, to develop amicable or amorous relations and to have leisures. Once acquired, these skills can be transferred to the job market.


If you have made the choice to go to college, obtaining a degree that will take you to the job market or university is probably one of your top priorities. Providing enough time for study and school work is therefore essential.

The calendar is a valuable tool for planning your time. Here are some suggestions for better planning each day:

• Plan activities from sunrise to sunset and not only from 8 am to 6 pm.

• Write down everything you need to do during the day.

• Prioritize: the most urgent and not the most pleasant tasks to do should be at the top of the list.

• Plan to study a less popular subject after an activity or course that you like.

• Use 15- to 20-minute periods to do a few quick tasks (for example, taking a book to the library, registering for an activity, or reviewing class notes).

The calendar of the session is also an indispensable tool because it gives an overview of the activities to be carried out during a session. This calendar is in your Cégep agenda. Using your lesson plans and your personal diary, write in this calendar the dates of exams, handing in of the work and the dates of special activities, school or not.

A glance will help to remember the upcoming deadlines. But be careful, it is necessary to regularly consult this calendar, if one wants it to be useful and that it makes it possible to avoid the anxiety.

The weekly schedule allows you to know the important activities of the week. Build it in your diary to get a general overview of the periods to be spent on the various activities of each week of classes. First of all, you must enter the schedule of the courses taken, then provide time for the studies related to each course (usually one hour for each class) and the time for reviewing the course notes.

It is important to keep in mind that time is needed for sleep, daily tasks (meals, housework, etc.) and transportation. As for paid work, it must be remembered that different specialists advise not to exceed 15 hours per week if you study full-time.