The Best Methods For Managing Your Time Efficiently

19 Sep 2022

Many students tend to suffer from the effects of exhaustion; they have shorter attention spans and make poor estimations of time. In totality, this leads to an impeded ability to manage time. Fortunately, good time management, like any other skill, only requires a little discipline and practice.

Students with a good sense of time management often grow into responsible and reliable adults. As such, you must start cultivating habits at a young age.

We’ve compiled a list of methods to help you do so.

1. Set up a calendar

If your instinct to improve your time management skills is creating a timetable, you’re closer to the truth than you think. Having your specialised schedule where you can note down all your yearly, monthly, and weekly events and specific goals you might have is an essential first step.

All you have to do is purchase a calendar or daily planner where you can note down every significant event, commitment, IB exam, test, assignment, and presentation. This will allow you to gauge how busy you will be at a glance and plan accordingly. Then it’s just a matter of filling in other vital details like deadlines and feelings you have regarding a subject.

Doing so can be incredibly beneficial for proactive students who like getting a head start on their assignments. You can then divide up the work and spread it over a more extended period, making it feel more manageable and reducing the anxiety surrounding late submissions.

2. Minimise distractions

The biggest obstacle students will have to contend with is their distractions. Young people these days are inundated with more diversions than ever before. The biggest culprit tends to be social media. While its entertainment can provide significant stress relief, it should be consumed in moderation. For instance, limiting social media use between breaks or just putting your phone away while you’re studying will help you focus on what’s important. Worst case scenario: download an app that blocks social media use for specific times.

3. Create a routine

Allotting yourself a specific block of time to study is imperative to keeping up with your classes. This stretch of time can vary in length and frequency, depending on the student and their individual capabilities and disposition. You can even structure your day around extracurricular activities and social obligations to ensure that you have time for your hobbies and favourite shows.

4. Prioritise crucial tasks

There is always a temptation to keep your most unwanted task for last. Students should instead attempt to rehabilitate this habit and tackle the most challenging assignments first. Once you get the most difficult projects out of the way, you will have plenty of time to finish the assignments you enjoy. The best way to organise your time is by:

  • Making a list of your tasks and ticking them off as you complete them
  • Creating a timetable with the estimated time it will take to finish the tasks
  • Inserting breaks in between each task to ease any stress


The tips listed for you may seem intimidating initially, but with the right amount of determination and correct attitude, time management can be within your grasp. Remember not to go into this with unrealistic expectations. It is an endeavour that requires patience and proper guidance. That’s where IB Super comes in!

IB Super is a premium and well-established IB tuition centre in Singapore. We believe that every student has the potential for excellence. With our qualified staff and a meticulous curriculum, we are dedicated to helping them realise it. Contact us today to learn more!

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