Weekly Schedule

This schedule builds in 28 hours of studying for a week.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Th Fr Sat
7:30am 4HRS 4HRS
9:00 Graphic Design
9:00 - 11:00
CS 370
Recorded Lecture
Graphic Design
CS 370
Recorded Lecture
Graphic Design
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Studying Studying

1:00 MATH 239 MATH 239
3:00 Mtgs CS 389 CS 475
Recorded Lecture
CS 389 CS 475
Recorded Lecture
CS 389
Exec Comm.
4:30 Studying Studying
5:00 Mtgs
7:00 Dinner
8:00 Frat. Mtg Studying Frat. Mtgs
9:00 Studying
10:00 Studying Studying

*Time slots convert to hour increments as opposed to 30min increments

If time management is not an issue for you per se, but organizing and prioritizing assignments is the Learning Plan and Priority Matrix may be useful for you. For each course, you can think about upcoming tasks and due dates to construct a timeline for you to follow.

Learning Plan

(Created by Dr. Gina Burkart, Spring 2020, Clarke University)

Creating a Learning Plan for each of your courses can help you find control, organization, and success in your learning when everything seems to be chaotic and out of control.

Here is a sample learning plan and a template for you to use to keep track of what is going on in your classes and what you will do to find success with these new changes. This template can also be used at the beginning of every semester to get yourself organized and off to a great start! Good luck! You’ve got this.


Course: IDS 148: Peer Academic Coaching, Professor Clark

Office hours: MTF 12pm-1:30 and the 3pm-5pm (Zoom only)


  1. Zoom for lecture and WISE for online assignments that we submit for grades.
  2. Zoom breakout room teams
  3. Zoom Team Meeting chat and video meeting calls/MWF 1-2 pm
  4. Group email as needed
  5. Group Text—phone number – get everyone’s phone number

Note-Taking and Lectures:

  1. Videos will be posted online at the time of class (TTH 2:30-4:00). Videos will also be recorded for students to access in WISE.
  2. Students need to take photos of notes and upload to WISE for participation points
  3. Summarize and synthesize notes with book notes after class as a study strategy

Essays, tests and quizzes:

  1. Four quizzes, submitted through WISE on Fridays at 10 am—100 points/open note and book

Study plan:

  1. Organize lecture notes by themes
  2. Compare and contrast the different learning style presented
  3. Read through professor’s comments on WISE

Reading Assignments and Reading plan:

  1. Textbook chapters to be read before viewing class lectures/on WISE.
  2. Use annotations while reading to prepare for essays

Daily Assignments:

  1. Class readings
  2. Post a discussions thread and response in WISE


  1. Two papers (5-7pgs and 7-10pgs)


  1. Brady—Academic Coaches available
  2. Writing Center video call meetings with Josh.
  3. Library chats with Joni for support with final paper.

Priority Matrix

Adopted from First Things First by Stephen Covey

I - A

Top Priorities

  • ENGL 101W
  • Finish reading from last week by this afternoon
  • Write reflection after dinner

(Assignments that were due, like, yesterday and must be given attention today)

II - B

Preparation Mode

  • Set a date for my ENGL 101W group to meet about our project after Spring Break
  • Print articles to read for ENGL

(Assignments that are on the horizon, like a paper due at the end of the month and it is the beginning of the month)


Daily tasks

  • Zoom with my roommate
  • Schedule Zoom appointment with Writing Consultant

(These can be items like checking email, social media, or making phone calls)

IV - D

Keep on the Radar

  • Think about courses next semester

(These are assignments that are not due, but will require time to prepare)

Additional time management and academic resources can be found at Oregon State University, and other information related to the distance learning transition can be found at the University of Virginia.

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