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Research Time Management

Organize your research projects by learning new time management and project management skills. You will learn how to break down research projects, set up a schedule for time management, and create a step-by-step process with a timeline to get it done.

Organize your Projects

Identify Projects Expectations

Bringing all project and class projects together will give you a better sense of what needs to be done and by when. You will be able to better map a research plan for one or multiple assignments and manage your time better.

  • Gather your materials:

    • Class syllabus which should indicate all research projects for a class.
    • Research assignment sheet which will have deadlines and expectations. 
    • Project expectations such as program requirements for a thesis or dissertation.
    • Group members. Identify your team whether a classmate, advisor, or instructor. 
    • Instructions for submitting final work 
  • Decide how to Organize 

    You can organize your project in many ways. There is no right or wrong answer. 
    • by semester
      • map out all research projects for all classes on a master calendar
    • by class
      •  make a plan for individual classes 
    • by project
      • whether a group or individual project
      • short projects or longer projects that span multiple semesters like a thesis or dissertation.