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Monitor your use of time

Methods for how to monitor your use of time and what you need to know before making a study plan.

Before learning how to make a plan, you have to know what you spend your time on. There are three proposed methods to keep track of your use of time.

  • A log
  • An app
  • All the way (see downloads)

The apps mentioned in the video are: Time meter (android) and Hours (iOS).

Try to track for at least three days, but preferably for one week. The more extensively you measure, the more valuable insights you get. Next week you will analyse your results to find out what you can improve on. Which method do yo prefer? And will you give it a try?

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