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Constructing a Timetable
One of the most important aspects of a timetable is that it must be realistic - if you fall behind in your first deadline, it's difficult to get the motivation to carry on with your other deadlines. Similarly, if your deadlines are too far apart, you run the risk of becoming complacent and missing your final deadline!
A sample timetable for a term in which you are given the details of a literature review to be handed in on the last Friday in week 8 may be:
Using this timetable, you have dedicated 4 hours a week to your literature review and left enough time to buy paper/toner etc and cope with any unforeseen problems. Notice that the proof read and printing aren't left until the day it's due in. Although this process sounds easy, you'd be surprised how long it takes.
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