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ASC: Supports for Students - Academic Coaching and Study Skills

Prioritization

When we have many tasks to complete, we need to make a list in order to get organized. How do we know which task belongs at the top of the list? Prioritizing your tasks will help you figure out which task needs to be done first and which task can wait until later.

Why should you prioritize your tasks? So that you can:

  • Use your time more efficiently.
  • Reduce procrastination.
  • Meet your deadlines.

Use this Priorities Worksheet from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to identify which tasks you must do, which tasks you should do, and what tasks you could do.

Prioritizing Tasks

Look at this slideshow to understand how to use a Prioritization Values Matrix to decide which tasks need to get completed first.