Be realistic about how long completing each assignment is going to take. Write that estimation next to each assignment and then schedule times to complete these tasks. This will help your student be realistic about their workload.
Students may even want to write out the time estimation for each of the steps necessary to complete their assignments.
For instance, if your student has a research paper due, then the steps would be to research, outline, draft the paper, and make revisions/proofread. Perhaps researching will take three hours, outlining will take two hours, writing the introduction will take 20 minutes (remember, we’re breaking up big assignments into small steps), writing about the first aspect of the paper will take two hours, writing about the second aspect will take another two hours, writing the conclusion will take 30 minutes, and then making revisions and proofreading the paper will take one hour.
Now that they have the estimated time for each step, they can plan and schedule time to complete these tasks while taking into account their other commitments as well as when they are the most productive during the day.