This is one of the most valuable time management tools. The planner (sometimes called a "semester timetable" or "assessment planner" shows the total weeks of a study period plus lecture recess and study vacation. The idea is to put all of your obligations for each subject, as well as personal obligations and projects. It is the big picture of what you are going to achieve for the duration of your subjects and deserves pride of place on your wall in your study area.
The planner should include the weeks when the following events occur:
assignments are due
tests or exams are scheduled
tutorial presentations are due
the time you plan to read and research for assignments
the time you plan for writing, re-writing and proofreading your assignments
any non study projects and obligations that will require time and planning
Here is an example of where a student has used a study period planner and set dates to complete the various stages in their assignment.
Several templates are provided below because the position of the Lecture Recess (a week's break from lectures and tutorials) varies from year to year (see Important Dates).
(7+6 week study period)
(9+4 week study period)
(8+5 week study period)
(6+7 week study period)