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STUDY SKILLS - ORGANIZING STUDY TIME

How to Organize

The best way to organize is the one that works for you. There is no golden rule that works for everyone in a Classics course. These are general ideas that may help you to work out your own system of organizing your time.

• work out how much time you have available

• list the tasks in hand

• work out priorities between these tasks. Which are more urgent?

• make decisions about how long to spend on each task, and set targets for each work period. YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO DEVOTE 2-3 HOURS OUTSIDE OF CLASS FOR EACH HOUR SPENT IN CLASS.

• make work manageable. Break up the big pieces of work (essays, research papers, etc.) into smaller, less daunting tasks. Do not try to do it all at once.

• do not neglect any of your courses, especially those you find relatively easy or particularly difficult.

• do not drift from deadline to deadline. While working on one project in one course you should continue reading and preparing for your other courses and perhaps make initial preparations for other projects.

• do not become distracted. Stick to your timetable