You will have a lot of demands on your time at Jefferson, therefore, it is imperative that you prioritize appropriately and keep a daily and weekly log of where you need to be and when you can accomplish particular tasks and goals. Without a visual guide it can be difficult to prioritize and chunk out your time in order to manage the learning and studying demands at Jefferson.
In order to create a weekly/daily planner you can download the one provided here or you can accomplish similar results with iCal or Google calendar.
When filling out your log:
1. Fill-in obligations (classes, rotations, lab, etc.)
2. Fill in blocks of time for YOU (sleep, meals, fun)
3. Find blocks of time for study
Think of your time other than class time not as “free time” but as “unstructured time”. Therefore, the purpose of this weekly act is to structure and take control of your time!
Be realistic, not idealistic with the time you block off for your studies. Avoid study “marathons” and cramming sessions!