Time-Management in College. Tips for Students

Time management in college is vital if you want to be able to complete all assignments, prepare for exams, and have fun.  Here are some time management tips that will help you do that.

Time-saving apps.

Some apps can help you save a lot of time. For instance:

  • IFTTT: Combines your social network accounts and allows you to control all of them at once without a need to switch between all of them. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook – all in one package. Moreover, you can use it to keep your friends and family updated.
  • Pocket: Helps you to save all important information and access it even when offline.

Plan your time.

Have your daily plan written down so that you won’t miss any important things. Here are some time management apps that can help you to stick to your schedule:

  • Clear:  Helps you to create a schedule for a day, set priorities, and keep track of your goals.
  • Remember the Milk: Easy to use; with this app, you will never forget about important tasks (it can inform you via email, texts, Twitter, etc.)

Don’t leave everything until the last minute.

Start working on your assignments as soon as you get the requirements. Take some time to read and learn about self-discipline. If you get used to  completing the tasks right away, you will forget about late assignments, sleepless nights, and lots of other unpleasant things in college.

Get enough sleep.

There is almost no use in studying if you don’t get enough sleep. Your brain simply won’t be able to process information and keep focused if it doesn’t get at least 6-7 hours of sleep every day.

Take notes.

During lectures, try to have as much of important information written down as possible. Not only will it give you a solid base if information, but it will also save you a lot of time while preparing for an exam

Learn how to say NO!

Sometimes, you just have to say no to your friends and study for an exam or complete an assignment that is due. You might not have another chance to get a good grade, but your friends will still be there to hang out with.

Find your own pace.

Try to find your best time for studying – whether you’re a morning or a night person. Once you find out your most productive hours, you can build your schedule according to it.

Midterms and finals.

During the finals week, you have to spend all your time studying and getting ready for exams. You will be able to hang out with your friends, your family, and do whatever you want to do once you are done with school.

You’re the boss!

Remember, you can do everything that other people can and even better! You have to learn how to manage your time once and forever. That important skill will come in handy throughout your whole life! There is enough time for everything you want!


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