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.

How to Study

  • Study in chunks: 20-50 minute time periods followed by a brief break (5-10 minutes) is the most effective way to study.
  • Use daylight hours: An hour of studying during the day is worth two at night! Do the work that requires the most concentration (typically reading) earliest in the day.
  • Rank your classes and be sure to spend time on your most challenging class every day and early in the day.
  • Study actively: Ask yourself questions, review your notes regularly, discuss key concepts with peers.”

(info on time management taken from

Communicating with Your Teachers and Setting up Conferences


  • You are still unclear about a concept or skill that you are supposed to have mastered.
  • You receive a grade on a test or assignment that is truly unexpected or you do not understand why you received a particular grade.
  • You know ahead of time that you are going to miss a class or a major assignment.
  • You have questions about the homework or an assignment.
  • You are either making a P or below in a class or your grade is considerably lower than it has been in the past, and you want to discover why and how to remedy the situation.
  • Before an upcoming test or exam if you have questions or concerns.
  • You want to have your teacher look at some preliminary work or a draft of a paper before it is due.
  • You know ahead of time that you need an extension on a paper or assignment.


  • Obviously, it is best to talk to your teacher in person, but if you can't find them, send them an email:
  • The email address formula is simple for all St. Stephen’s teachers:

  • You can find your teacher’s first initial by looking in the school directory, which is where you can also find their home phone numbers if there is an emergency.
Last modified: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 4:25 PM