Study Skills

Time management

 Watch  this  short video for staff and student tips  

 Consider your study load and plan ahead

Different assignments for different courses are often due around the same time. This means if you are enrolled in 3 or 4 courses, you may have 3 or 4 assignments due close together. Prioritise and manage your workload from the beginning, and try to get into some good study habits.

Download  useful resources

 Time management

 On campus sample weekly planner (4 courses)

   Essential time management tips and example planner (Log in with your UniSA credentials)

 Study planners  - yearly and weekly planners in pdf and word formats 

 Assignment planning calculator (Courtesy: Massey University)

  Studiosity's assignment calculator

 Time management tips (LinkedIn Learning) - acces via UniSA log in

Planning your studies with an online calendar



 

The typical workload during a study period

 

Weeks 1 - 5

You are introduced to new content and workload is easy to moderate

Assessment tasks are usually small in value

If you are doing more than one course, some of your assignments may share due dates

Tip: start planning for assignments which are due later in the study period

Weeks 6 - 7

The workload increases to a medium rate

Assignments increase in size and value compared to first few weeks

If you are doing more than one course, some of your assignments may share due dates

Tip: make sure you are on top of assignments which weigh more - they take longer to do

Weeks 8 - 13

The workload increases to its maximum rate

Assessment tasks weigh more and are more complex

You may have to do exams at the end of the study period

Tip: organise your notes for exam preparation in advance and use SWOTVAC time efficiently