Time Management and Organization

“Staying focused on research that advances my thesis and not getting bogged down by other work has been hard. How do I manage my time effectively?”

“Staying on task while setting my own deadlines and staying motivated to complete the work has been particularly challenging.”

Does this sound like you?

Use this section to:

  • Learn how to schedule writing time and use that time efficiently
  • Learn how to set appropriate long- and short-term goals
  • Learn what a thesis timeline looks like for various Master’s and PhD students
  • Learn what tools are available to help you manage your schedule and goals

Resources in this section include a writing time management tool, weekly calendar, and goal setting tools


McMaster University's Graduate Thesis Toolkit Copyright © by Kathleen Steeves, Jennifer Williams, and Samantha Clarke. All Rights Reserved.

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