Adult learners must self-impose their own academic goals and deadlines; it is too easy to let reading and assignments pile up until the due date. Adult learners are working to succeed, and will not only have to set clear study goals and meet them, but will have to allow for the unexpected: the call from a child's teacher, a flat tire, an inheritance, a broken tooth, a visit from a high school best friend, the power going off...; life happens.
It is important to create a calendar with all scheduled activities, but also leave room for the unexpected.
Using a schedule may initially seem over-restrictive, but persist and it will soon become apparent that goals are being reached.
A few tips:
Hard-copy planners for that can be printed to help keep on top of tasks:
For more tools and resources about time management review the following links:
Time Management Modules -Sheridan
Other Scheduling Considerations
How to prepare a study Schedule
Athabasca University. (2021, April 13). A Time for Everything and Everything in its Time. Https://Counselling.Athabascau.Ca/. https://counselling.athabascau.ca/time_management.php