Planning and managing your time
Time management requires planning studies and studying. Scheduling helps to outline the time needed to study. It also saves time for the essentials as well as helps you achieve your study goals and reconcile studies with your other life.
When planning your studies, it is important that you take into account your personal situation in life and your possibilities for studying, in other words, your personal studying resources. This makes it possible to prepare a study timetable that is realistic and flexible and thus, one that you can commit to.
In planning studies, it is essential to define realistic goals for study. Goals structure and motivate studying. You should set goals and make a plan for the entire study period, but it is equally important to set annual, weekly and even daily goals. Planning time management and considering study goals are an essential part of the personal study plan, or PSP.
- You can find help questions and information for planning your time and considering your goals, for example, on the university's Planning the Studies and Personal Study Plan (PSP) pages.
- Time management is a skill that can be learned. In the 'Learn life skills' section of Nyyti ry's website, you will find tips for time management under Manage your time.