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Study Smarter

Welcome to the Study Smarter research guide.

Student Tips: What Time Management in College Looks Like

Create Your Schedule

Use an online planner:

Google Calendar

Awesome Note (iOS app)

Assignment Planner (Android app)


or create a Master Weekly Schedule to follow during the semester:

How Much Time Is Needed?

2-3 HOURS of Prep/Study for EACH HOUR in Class

Class Time

Prep/Study Time


1 hour 2 hours 3 hours
3 hours 6 hours 9 hours
12 hours 24 hours 36 hours

Yes, 12 credit hours require at least 36 hours of your time!