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Long-term Planning

Time management can be defined as the methodical structure of allocating and distributing time among competing demands and priorities in order to increase efficiency and productivity.  For all of us, there are two types of planning that we engage in to make the most of our time: short term and long term. The one that poses a problem for many people is looking ahead into the long term. After all, it is much easier to think about what needs to get done now for tomorrow versus what needs to get done now for two weeks from now. Students often struggle with effective time management in the long term, in which case feelings of anxiety can take control when assignments are left until the last minute. Now that it is October, an increasing number of assignments with due dates at least a week away from the assigned date are frequenting planners.

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Erica MechlinskiLong-term Planning