This guide considers managing time in 4 ways: 1. Keeping up with the coursework. 2. Utilizing basic time management tools. 3. Adopting a weekly study approach. 4. Sustaining distraction-free study sessions.
Scheduling regular study sessions is important, but if you are distracted when you are studying, it will take you longer to learn the material. The “Pomodoro” method is a way of focusing your study sessions. The method works because your brain consolidates what you have learned during breaks. Also, committing to stay completely focused for smaller increments of time is more doable for people who struggle with focus.
Take out your study materials and task list.
Study uninterrupted for about 25 minutes
When the timer goes off, markdown that you completed a session
Take a short 2-5 min break
Go back to work for another 25 minutes
After 4 sessions, take a longer break of 15-30 min.