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Time Management Calculator

It is very easy to lose track and sight of assignments that are due in each of your classes? Do you have difficulty keeping up with all the activities you have in a day? Sometimes the simple act of writing down and planning out how your time is being spent each day, helps you determine different ways to more efficiently manage your time. This time management calculator may help you manage your time more efficiently.

To determine where your time goes, complete the Time Management Calculator below. Be as truthful with yourself as possible. Some of the activities are done every day, so those activities will need to be multiplied by 7 to arrive at a weekly total. Other activities may be done any number of times a week, so you will need to multiply that activity by the number of times each week you do it. After you have answered all the questions, you will have a chance to see how many hours remain during the week for studying.


  • Each question is asking you to submit an average
  • You must answer the questions in order.
  • Insert your "Hours Per Day" for Questions 01-05 and click "Multiply" for each.
  • Next, insert your "Hours Per Week" for Questions 06-09.
  • Click "Add" to total your "Hours Per Week" for all activities (except studying).
  • Click "Subtract" to find out how many hours you have left for studying each week. Adapted from the University of Connecticut.
Number of Hours per Day Number of Days per week Click the "Function Button" to complete the calculation. Number of hours per week
On the average, how many hours do you sleep in each 24 hour period, including those afternoon naps?
On the average, how many hours a day do you engage in grooming activities?
On the average, how many hours a day do you spend on meals, including preparation and clean-up time?
How much time do you spend commuting to and from campus and how many times do you do this during a week?  Include the amount of time it takes to park and walk from your car or the bus stop to class.
On the average, how many hours a day do you spend doing errands?
On the average, how many hours do you spend each week doing co-curricular activities (student organizations, working out, church, etc.)?
On the average, how many hours a week do you work at a job?
How many hours do you spend in class each week?
On the average, how many hours per week do you spend with friends, going out, watching TV, going to parties, etc?
Click the Add button to compute the number of hours you are spending each week engaged in daily living activities and school activities.
There are 168 hours in a week. Now you can click the Subtract button to find out how many hours remain for studying, since this is not one of the activities included above.