To make better use of your time: 

Plan ahead

Consider what else is going on in your life over the next few months. Family celebration? Big project in another course? New job?

Avoid distractions 

Turn off devices that demand your attention. Find a quiet place to work such as one of the campus libraries or try the Study Space Finder.

Do a little every day

Do not assume you can get large tasks done in one evening.

For early drafts, do “just good enough”

Focus on making progress. You can polish later during final edits.

Form an “accountability group” 

Whether it is a classmate, friend, or family member, have someone to help hold you accountable for due dates.