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What advice would you give on how to best manage your time?

I want to be the most prepared that I can be for college! #college #higher-education #time-management

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Amy’s Answer

Hi Cassandra,

One of the most important qualities you must have for yourself is DISCIPLINE. Remember to keep in mind that this is a new milestone of your life- a test on how much of a responsible adult you can be.
Time management includes of becoming a responsible adult, so what I suggest is to keep your life organized writing down your schedules and tasks in a planner.
What I personally like to do, is write my schedule in Google Calendar and organize my whole day, week or month. Within google calendar, you can write down some tasks and things that need to be done on that day. I get daily reminders on my phone, and I constantly check and write down on my phone or computer. Get ahead and write down dates when an event comes up, homework assignments, etc. Believe me, it works for me and it manages my whole life and career!

I hope I answered your question. Let me know if there's anything else.

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Terrilynn’s Answer

I used Time Management to succeed in college. The first thing I realized was that if I wanted to achieve academic success, I would have to manage my own time well. I could not manage what professors, fellow students, or even book sellers did. I began by starting my scheduling and work before the first day of class! Did I have all the required books? Did I schedule my study time, my reading, and my writing time, in advance? Did I select classes that complemented my goals? The reason I took time to schedule my time, was that I began to be responsible for where I was, what I was doing, and how my academic work would get completed. This Time Management worked! For example, I was able to read and take notes before class and started planning my topics in advance.

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Emily’s Answer

Stop using technology - place your phone somewhere It cant been seen so you won't get distracted
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Alexis’s Answer

I agree with Amy: use technology and fill that calendar. Set alerts, notifications, whatever you can.

I would also work backwards and set deadlines and then smaller deadlines before it. Say you have a paper due on Oct. 31st. Make a deadline a few days before to finish a final draft, so you have time to review. Set another deadline before that to finish a first draft. For certain things, one deadline isn’t enough and you want to make sure you are progressing and staying on time.

I like to look at a monthly view, but I always start the week looking at what’s on tap for the next 5 days. Find what works best for you.

Lastly, prioritize. Start with what is due soon. Or maybe start the first steps of what you know will be a long process. However you do it, know that you can only do one thing well at a time, so line things up by priority and work systematically

It might sound type A, but this kind of planning actually allows you to relax. If I know I wanted to party on a particular weekend, I built deadlines so I could go out and still finish my projects! It’s the cramming and late nights that is most stressful, but prioritizing and setting deadlines can reduce that.

Plan right and you can study and party equally well!

Alexis

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Rachel’s Answer

You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).


Set a routine.Use Google Calendar.Set aside Me TimeWrite weekly to-do lists and use a planner.Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.

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