It’s essential to have a clear vision of what’s important to you and the direction you’re headed. A lack of clear goals can result in procrastination, poor concentration and lack of motivation. Goals will help keep you focused.
Harnessing Habits: A Self Analysis Worksheet
Procrastination commonly results from a tendency to see projects and assignments as tasks that need to be completed from start to finish in one long sitting. Most projects need to be split into smaller steps and spread out over multiple sittings.
Use the exercise in the Harnessing Habits A Self Analysis Worksheet (PDF) to learn how to use time efficiently. This worksheet will help you develop a realistic and more productive work routine during the term when you have a short amount of time to complete your work.
To complete this exercise, you’ll need a few copies of the hourly scheduling template provided below, a monthly calendar, a daily agenda planner, coloured pens and all of your course syllabi.
- Motivation and Procrastination (PDF)
- SMART Goals Worksheet (PDF)
- The UTSC Assignment Calculator helps you break down any assignment into manageable steps.
Mobile apps and assistive technology
We have used some of the apps and websites listed below, and others have come to our attention from students who have found them helpful.
Students with disabilities may receive academic accommodations including the support of assistive technologies. Please contact Accessibility Services for more information.
Disclaimer: the University of Toronto does not officially endorse the apps and sites listed here, and may not be held responsible for any technological problems that arise from their use. Please use at your own discretion.
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