Monitoring Your Progress

If you have trouble getting started, try making a list at the end of every session you spend studying, of what you need to do next time. That way you will be able to get on with your work and work quicker. You may find it helps to give yourself a short easy activity to do first, as a warm-up, and the main/most difficult task second.

If you are still not sure, this popular YouTuber has some advice to offer on the subject:

If you feel you are working too slowly and not getting anywhere, try changing the way you are studying; you might consider working with a friend or classmate because if you are feeling like this, then most probably you are not alone.  Try tackling something else for a short while to take your mind off the task. If you are still struggling after a long period, it is important that you contact your teacher/tutor and they can provide information or advice. Please see Speak with Your Program Advisors for their contact info.

Not Enough Time

Working professionals often encounter problems with having enough time to study, socialize, work, take care of family, etc.

You can benefit from questioning and perhaps reviewing your attitudes and deep-seated habits related to using time. Review the following ​PDF​Portable Document Format, a type of file commonly used to share or print documents and forms. and fill it in as you go along:

Once you are done, review the Scheduling Your Work article with a fresh set of eyes. Think about your habits. Should you make any changes to your plans? Make sure to use the scheduling tool provided.

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