One strategy some find helpful is to plan backwards from the due date.
Reviewing and revising your initial plan regularly is very important. As their work progresses, most students find the amount of time scheduled for particular phases needs to be adjusted. The better you understand how you spend your time and how much time is needed to complete different aspects of your work, the better you will be able to manage your workload. For example, it may be necessary to shift activities from one part of your calendar to another.