Time Management

How much time should you be studying per week? Research suggests that students should spend approximately 2-3 hours, per credit hour, studying in order to be successful in their courses. STEM classes often require 3-4 hours, per credit hour, of studying to be successful.

  • Think about how you normally study. Where do you study? What time of the day do you prefer to study?
  • Consider using the Intense Study Session/Pomodoro Technique. Take a break every 40-45 minutes, walk around your room, or stretch to help keep you motivated.
  • Do you review the lecture material immediately after class? Doing this give the best chance for retaining the information and understanding the material.


  • Do you tend to put assignments, reading or prepping for an exam off until the last minute?
  • Do you always end up cramming for exams at 3am.? Do you always find yourself doing an "all-nighter"?
  • Are you feeling like you can never get enough sleep and don't have time for recreation or student activities?

If this sounds like YOU,you may be suffering from: PROCRASTINATION

It's a common student disorder affecting up to 75-95% of students which, if left to run unchecked, may result in missed assignments, low grades, stress and poor mental health.


Time Management Calculator

Sometimes the simple act of writing down and planning out how your time is being spent each day, helps you determine different ways to more efficiently manage your time. This time management calculator may help you manage your time more efficiently. (Adapted from the University of Connecticut)


  • Each question is asking you to submit an average
  • You must answer the questions in order.
  • Insert your "Hours Per Day" for Questions 01-05 and click "Multiply" for each.
  • Next, insert your "Hours Per Week" for Questions 06-09.
  • Click "Add" to total your "Hours Per Week" for all activities (except studying).
  • Click "Subtract" to find out how many hours you have left for studying each week.
  Number of Hours per Day Number of Days per week Click the "Function Button" to complete the calculation. Number of hours per week
On the average, how many hours do you sleep in each 24 hour period, including those afternoon naps?
On the average, how many hours a day do you engage in grooming activities?
On the average, how many hours a day do you spend on meals, including preparation and clean-up time?
How much time do you spend commuting to and from campus and how many times do you do this during a week?  Include the amount of time it takes to park and walk from your car or the bus stop to class.
On the average, how many hours a day do you spend doing errands?
On the average, how many hours do you spend each week doing co-curricular activities (student organizations, working out, church, etc.)?
On the average, how many hours a week do you work at a job?
How many hours do you spend in class each week?
On the average, how many hours per week do you spend with friends, going out, watching TV, going to parties, etc?
Click the Add button to compute the number of hours you are spending each week engaged in daily living activities and school activities.
There are 168 hours in a week. Now you can click the Subtract button to find out how many hours remain for studying, since this is not one of the activities included above.