Find resources to help you manage your academic work and help you get the most our of your experience at William & Mary.
Academic Wellbeing Overview
Please view our presentation for helpful tips and strategies to best utilize the resources available to you in Academic Wellbeing.
Final Exam Preparation Guide
Our Final Exam Preparation Guide is great for planning out your study time and final assignments for the final exam period. It breaks the time up by days so you can break your assignments up into manageable parts to complete one at a time and schedule time to study for specific courses. Being able to see all assignments and final exams can help you plan in advance and avoid some unnecessary stress during finals week. You can download the worksheet here as a PDF.
Semester Planning Guide
Our Semester Planning Guide is great for planning out larger assignments throughout the semester. It breaks the semester up by weeks so you can break your assignments up into manageable parts to complete one at a time. It helps you start larger assignments earlier to avoid stress later in the semester. You can download the worksheet here as a Microsoft Word Document.
Weekly Time Management
- Weekly Schedule: Use this hourly template to create a weekly routine for yourself, or plan out individual busy weeks. Block out your classes, when you plan to study and do your homework, when you plan to attend your professors' office hours, when you have work, and when you have extra-curricular responsibilities. Be sure you also block out time to rest and relax! You can block out time for meals, for exercise, for spending time doing something that makes you happy, etc.
- Weekly To-Do List: Break down your responsibilities into categories to help you prioritize your work. You can break up assignments over multiple days so that your work is balanced across the week, or you can work more on certain days to give yourself more free time on others. It is up to you!
If you are trying to get organized and don't know where to begin, or if you feel like you don't have enough time, try our Time Assessment Worksheet. It will help you learn how you are currently spending your time, on a daily and weekly basis. Once you are aware of how you are using your time, you can identify what you want to change. You can download the worksheet as a PDF here.