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How can I balance work life, school life, and extracurricular clubs?

I want to do everything, yet it seems like there is not enough time to do all things at once. How can I be in clubs while working part time and also going to school ? #college #school

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Shakti’s Answer

The best way is to prioritise. You will have to give up on something from time to time for instance when you have a big deadline or an exam coming up. I managed my time between studies, volunteering, friends and sports by making timetables to see when I had big projects due and worked backwards to give all my interests some time while still meeting my study deadlines.

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Rachel’s Answer

Manage your time well, write to-do lists, use Google Calendar!

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Ken’s Answer

Hi Tiffanie!


The transition from high school to college is a huge one, as you are moving into a much less structured life with many more decisions to make that you have never had to make on your own before that will have important consequences.


I have found a few sites that explain this better that I could, and I would like to share them with you. From my experiences, these are truly important things to consider. Best of luck - you can successfully face the challenge and thrive!


This speaks about the major differences between high school and college:
http://www.transitionyear.org/


This site speaks about the importance of maintaining a balance and ways to do it successfully:
http://www.collegeconfidential.com/dean/000241/
https://www.unigo.com/in-college/college-experience/creating-a-workschool-balance-a-college-student-perspective


This site speaks about the importance of having fun which you can do without hindering your main objective of getting good grades:
http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/freshman-year/study-hard-play-hard-have-fun-college-without-your-grades-n427786


College will be a fun and interesting opportunity and challenge, if you follow some of the guidelines mentioned above. We have all survived it, and you can too!


Please let me know if these are helpful. I would like to follow your progress. Please keep me informed of your progress!


Best of luck!!

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