Getting organised

If you feel like you're not in control of your study time, perhaps it's time to pause and review your study schedule, spaces and practices.

Here you'll find strategies to develop your productivity, monitor and manage your tasks, and use self-reflection to improve your performance.

Setting goals

If done correctly, setting goals helps you work smarter, not harder, and improve your productivity, learning, and outputs.

Goal setting requires you to identify a target and break it down, take action, and monitor your on-going progress.

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Download guide on setting goalsSetting goals Learn strategies for defining, managing, and achieving your goals.

Managing your time and space

Making good decisions about dividing your time between your study workload and personal commitments is a balancing act.

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Organising your files

Another important way of getting organised is organising your files. If you can't find a file when you need it because you don't know where it is or what you named it, you can end up wasting a lot of time.

Set up a file and folder system that allows you to store and later easily search for and retrieve documents.

If you work across different locations or devices, it may be a good idea to use a cloud storage system such as OneDrive. Accessing your files from a central location is more efficient than manually sending documents between devices.

Evaluating your progress

It's a good idea to regularly refer to your goals and action plan so you can monitor your development.

Instituting simple daily, weekly, fortnightly and/or monthly practices can improve your productivity, success and outcomes - as well as self-confidence in your ability to manage tasks and produce results!

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Download guide on tracking your progressTracking your progress Find information and activities to help you monitor your progress by reviewing your goals and projects.

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