Resources › For Students and Parents College Time Management 101 Everything You'll Need to Manage Your Time Wisely Share Flipboard Email Print ML Harris / Getty Images For Students and Parents Homework Help Time Management Homework Tips Learning Styles & Skills Study Methods Private School Test Prep College Admissions College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Kelci Lynn Lucier Education Expert M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Harvard University B.A., English and Comparative Literary Studies, Occidental College Kelci Lynn Lucier has worked in higher education for over a decade. She is the author of "College Stress Solutions" and features on many media outlets. our editorial process Kelci Lynn Lucier Updated December 06, 2018 Time management can be one of the most important—and difficult—skills to learn during your college years. With so much going on, staying on top of your time can sometimes seem impossible. You might very well come to realize that time is your most precious commodity in college. Fortunately, however, there are a number of things you can do to help make sure your time management as a student leaves you feeling organized and in control instead of exhausted and behind. Planning Ahead You can't plan your time well if you don't know what you're planning for. Although it can be a pain in the brain, spending a little time now can help save a ton of time in the future. How to Plan for a Major Research PaperHow to Plan for a Major Group ProjectHow to Prevent Procrastination in the First Place8 Steps for Strong Time Management in College Avoiding Problems in Advance Of course, sometimes life just happens. So how can you make sure you avoid unnecessary time traps that can turn from a minor inconvenience to a major problem? Top 10 Time Wasters in CollegeJust What Is "Good Time Management" Anyway? Executing You've planned ahead. You know what to look out for along the way. You're ready to start this semester/project/paper/you-name-it and stay on top of your time, all of the time. What's the best way to execute your plans? Good Time Management Systems—and How to Use Them5 Critical Time Management Skills for College StudentsUsing the TIMED System for College Time Management Finding Motivation Along the Way Good time management takes, well, time. So what can you do if you find yourself needing a little motivation along the way? 8 Benefits of Good Time Management5 Disadvantages of Bad Time ManagementTime Management Quotations Time's Up?! What to Do If Time Runs Out Sometimes, not matter how much you plan or how great your intentions are, things just don't work out. So what can you do to fix—and learn from—your time management mistakes? How to Ask for an ExtensionHow to Make a Paper LongerHow to Break the Habit of Procrastination Just like everything else you're learning during your time in school, great time management skills take time to learn—and that includes letting yourself learn from your mistakes. Strong time management is important enough, however, that continually striving to improve is worth the effort each and every time.