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Academic Success Resources

Time Management

The University is committed to academic resources to support student success. This site guides students to services available on campus, from our peer institutions, and other non-university websites. Students are always encouraged to seek out assistance early in the semester. In addition to utilizing these tutoring services and academic success resources, students should consult their academic department for more resources in their major courses. The Undergraduate Catalog provides contact information for your major department and a directory of all student resources and services.  

 

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University of Maryland, College Park Academic Success Resources

  • The Counseling Center offers online academic and study strategy resources such as time management, overcoming procrastination, studying, test preparation, apps to help you track and achieve your goals, and more. 

  • PSYC 100 offers helpful online academic success resources based on psychological studies:

    • 01-D: Studying Smart: effective vs. ineffective study behaviors
    • 01-E: Healthy Brain = Better Gains: Beneficial effects of sleep, nutrition, and exercise on mental performance
    • 01-F: Self-Handicapping: "What if I try my hardest and do the best I can - and I still do not succeed?" Procrastination, poor choices, etc. become strategic barriers to reaching full potential
    • 01-G: Mindfulness: academic benefits of practicing mindfulness
    • 01-H: Distraction: pitfalls of digital distractions in class meetings

Peer Institution Websites*

*Peer Institution Websites: Resources from UMD peer institutions offer valuable information. While most of the information can be used by any student regardless of where they are enrolled, note that some links may provide contact information/resources that are available only to that particular institution. Special thanks to our peer institutions.

  • Pennsylvania State University*: Time Management: Helpful information about managing time and tips for avoiding procrastination.

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)*: Tips & Tools: Helpful links and videos on time management, setting goals, how to be productive: addressing procrastination, managing distractions, improve motivation, among other tips. However, be aware that some resource links listed are specific to UNC Chapel Hill campus.

  • Rutgers University*:

    • Study and Writing Skills*: Helpful 1-2 page worksheets/guidelines on time management, stress, speed reading, self-management, among other tips.
    • Time Management & Organization Resources*: Provides a self-guided workshop on time management, tips for schedule building, meeting goals, and breaking down big projects into manageable tasks. Be aware that some resource links listed are specific to Rutgers University.
  • Purdue University*: Academic Resource Handouts: Helpful handouts/guidelines on time management, goal setting, note taking, speed reading, staying focused, test taking, studying, among other tips.

  • Indiana University*:

    • 21 minute video: Time Management*: Discusses what you do with your time, your attitudes towards your time, organization, and prioritization. Be aware that some resource links listed in the video are specific to Indiana University campus.
    • Time & Sanity Management Worksheet*: Tips on planning your weekly schedule and studying. Be aware that some resource links listed are specific to Indiana University campus.
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM)*: Tackling Time Management: overall information on minimizing distractions and managing time is helpful, however be aware that some resource links listed and examples used are specific to MSUCOM students.

  • University of Michigan*: 47 minute video: Developing Time Management Skills: scroll to the bottom of this page to watch a “developing academic time management skills” seminar. Note that the text above the video is part of the presentation transcript but it is missing some contextual information, such as charts/graphics and discussion from the speaker, thus it may be best to watch the video to retrieve the full message.

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