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Prioritize Tasks to Get Things Done

How to Prioritize

During post-secondary studies there are many competing demands for your time. These competing demands can become increasingly difficult to manage as the end of the semester approaches. Creating "to do" lists or schedules and learning how to avoid procrastination can help you approach and accomplish multiple tasks with less stress. 

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Manage Your Time and Stay Focused

The following tutorials provide tips for staying on task and managing your time: 

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Tools for Time Management and Staying Focused

Need help avoiding distractions online? Want to create a "to do" list? Our Assistive and Learning Technologies staff recommend the following free or low cost apps to help you stay focused and organized: 

Microsoft To Do 

Digital to do lists & tasks

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  • Create digital to-do lists
  • Ability to break tasks down into simple steps, add due dates, and set reminders to keep you on track
  • Integrated with Outlook tasks, making it easier to manage all your tasks in one place 
  • Syncs across iPhone, Android, Windows 10 and the web

Compatibility: Online, Windows, Android, iOS

Cost: Free

Google Keep

Notes & lists app

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  • An all-in-one app for notes and lists. The ability to color code your notes, add reminders, and add photos and pictures to your notes. 


Cost: Online resource, iOS and Android app


Productivity app

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  • Productivity extension that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day. 
  • Or create time restrictions for certain sites during certain days and times (e.g. Monday 1-3 pm)

Compatibility: Chrome Extension

Cost: Free

Mindful Browsing

Productivity extension

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  • Productivity extension that interrupts mindless browsing by asking if you'd really like to visit the webpage and reminds you after 10 minutes to get back to work. 

Compatibility: Chrome Browser:

Cost: Free

To learn more about using these and other technologies during your studies, book an appointment with our Assistive and Learning Technologies staff.