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Time Management

Do not blame yourself if this is a problem. Time is a linear concept, and many dyslexic people do not enjoy linear thinking. However, it has got to be dealt with when other people are involved. The first thing to do is to get some equipment:

Time management is linked to ‘personal organisation’, so some more equipment might include:

Just as a diary is only any use if you remember to look in it, a filing system is only useful if you actually put your papers in it. When you get in from a day’s lectures etc, write the date on your notes and file them, before a big pile builds up. If you’re using a weekly time planning sheet, put in some times for things like this:

If you’re the sort of person who forgets other key things in your life, add things like this to your time planning sheet:

It is important to relax and unwind as well. Good time management can include knowing which times of day are the best for you to study, but even during those you can’t work effectively for hours on end. Set yourself a time for study and have a reward at the end. So after 50 minutes of work you could have a chocolate bar or a cup of coffee in a 10 minute break.

Tips for saving time.





The following link

contains deadline and weekly planners (Word Docs).

The deadline one can be printed or copied onto A3 paper. It can be adapted to suit your own needs. You can plot actual dates in the corners of cells, for example:

Week number

Week beginning







Mon 6th Nov






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