We know that most students start each new semester of school with high expectations. We see that they envision themselves being successful in their studies as well as school work but they fail to put together a realistic plan or establish a routine, that will enable them to achieve academic success. They can also make use of software for school management as well. We know that there are only so many hours in a day, days in a week, and weeks in a term. And if they don’t pay attention, the end of the semester will arrive before they know it – catching them by surprise. We see that to achieve academic success, they must carefully manage their study time on a daily, weekly, and semester basis. We see that the following is a time management strategy for doing exactly that as well. We see that at the start of each new term before they get heavily involved in their studies or other activities, prepare a calendar that covers the entire term. Their term calendar can look like a regular monthly calendar, or it can employ a different format as well. Unlike their term calendar, which is planned out in its entirety at the beginning of each term, their weekly schedule is prepared at the beginning of each new week. Each weekend they may sit down and prepare their weekly schedule. Although they’ll prepare their weekly schedule each Sunday, they should update their schedule as the week progresses as well as new items arise at the same time. They would think a term calendar and weekly schedule would be sufficient to effectively manage their time, but they aren’t. They also need to prepare a daily schedule as well. We know that each evening, they can prepare a daily schedule for the next school day. They can place a checkmark next to each item to be completed as it is completed as well. As they progress through their education, they will find the topics of study become more complex, the workload more demanding and the material more challenging as well. By the time they arrive at college, there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done as well. They can start the habit of beginning their studying with the most difficult, or important, subject or task first. We see that tackling the hardest subjects first, while they’re still fresh and energized, will make the remainder of their studies much easier as well. We see that some students will spend the first 20 minutes of their study time just looking for somewhere to study as well. We know that a key to ongoing time management is to find a dedicated study space free from distractions where they can concentrate. If they want to change up their study space, that’s fine, just make sure to find a study space that works as well as stick with it too. We see that not only should they have a dedicated study space, but they should also have dedicated study time–blocks of time where they focus on their studies. We see that blocks around 40 to 50 minutes are ideal, but maybe longer or shorter based on the subject and their ability to focus. We see that it’s okay to take study breaks during their blocks for a snack, or just to get up and walk around, but make sure to return to their studies as well. We see that one of the most difficult, yet important, elements of effective time management is to put schoolwork first. It’s easy to say they’ll get their school work done later, or just before you go to bed. It’s just as easy to say you’ll do it tomorrow when bedtime arrives and they no longer have the disposition or energy to get it done. They can complete their school work as soon as possible. We see that putting off less important activities until after they complete their school work will allow them to stay on track and focus on their fun activities without the pressure looming school work as well. They can make use of institute erp for that as well.