Can you tell me about your typical day in college?
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Lauren Grzyboski, CFE, CAMS, MBA
Example 1 - Student-Athlete: Wake up at 6am, classes back to back from 8am to 11:00am, practice from 11am-1:30pm, lunch from 1:30pm-1:50pm, class from 2pm to 3:15pm, team meetings/professor office hours from 3:30pm-4:45pm, dinner from 5pm-6pm, library from 6pm-9pm, at home studying if needed from 9pm-10:30pm.
Example 2 - Non Student-Athlete: Wake up at 7am, campus tutoring job from 8am to 11:30am, lunch from 11:30 to 12pm, classes back to back from 12pm to 3:00pm, library from 3:15pm to 4, meetings from 4pm-5:30pm, dinner from 5:30pm-5:50pm, campus sports job from 6pm-9pm, at home studying from 9pm-11:30pm.
I personally liked to schedule classes with 30 minutes in between them to allow me to "change gears", mentally. I tried to keep my classes to the mornings as that is when I felt the most alert, attentive, and receptive. I tried to reserve my afternoons to doing homework so I could hang out with friends or relax in the evenings.
Finding the balance between responsibility and relaxation is hard at first but it gets better as you learn your own pace. The trick is to organize yourself to a schedule that works for you and stick to it! Make a calendar with all your assignments, build yourself an agenda for the week, and try to keep up with your schedule. Good luck!
Hope this helps!
Best of luck!
One specific thing I didn't realize earlier on in high school is that college class schedules are very, very different from high school schedules. A typical courseload is only about 15 hours of classes a week - typically 5 classes that meet 3 hours per week. If that was spread out evenly, I would have 3 Mon/Wed/Fri classes for an hour each, and two Tue/Thu classes for an hour and a half each. If I took a lab class, that would be 2-3 extra hours each week. But you spend most of your time studying, socializing, or otherwise doing your own thing, which gives you a lot of room to use your time in the way that works for you.