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What is the easiest way to balance college, homework and part time work?

I am going to have/need all 3! Would love some advise!

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Rodrigo’s Answer

Hi Emma!



The easiest way is to prepare your agenda on a weekly basis, detailing the foreseeable tasks that you'll have to accomplish, and then be ready to adapt it when all the things that you were not prepared for come into play. And believe me, life is pretty good at throwing an extra ball for us to juggle in the air! :)


So, preparation is key, but so is adaptability. One week you might need to sleep less than what would like to because of homework, or even extra work demand. On the other week you don't have so many demands from work or college, but then you have some family commitments to attend. And the cycles goes like that, making time pass really really fast, and leaving us with the sensation that we didn't do everything we should or would like to.


But, the thing is that it's how life is, you will manage it (just don't believe in social media where everyone pretends to have a perfectly balanced life all the time). Studying and working is never really easy. Some days will be better than others, once in a while you might miss some due date or events, but just be flexible and contour the obstacles, you will get there! I've worked full-time since I was 16 and studied in the evenings for more than 10 years. It was something far from being easy, but in the end, I graduated in Management and in Engineering. I just needed to change my plans a lot along the way.



Good luck on your endeavor!


Kind rgds

Rodrigo

Rodrigo recommends the following next steps:

https://www.ted.com/talks/nigel_marsh_how_to_make_work_life_balance_work#t-73755
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Emily’s Answer

My advice is that when it comes to studying, every little bit counts! 15 minutes here and there makes a world of difference when it comes to testing! Do not think that you have to commit hour long blocks to studying for tests. While it is good to have big chunks of studying, lots of little 10-15 minute bits will improve your knowledge also! So don't waste those 15 minutes of freetime between classes or at lunch! They can be of great value when it comes to test scores!!

I also found that class days were best to just take off the whole day if possible. For example, I worked Tues Thursday Friday and Saturday. Monday and Wednesday I had class for a little while, but the rest of those days were devoted to school work and studying. It helped me to have routine days for class and other days for work. That way I didn't have to do schoolwork while worrying about my job and vice versa.
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Harish’s Answer

For doing Multi tasking you will need to plan your day and prioritize things

1) Split your day after college as how many hours you have. Have a schedule or a time table to know what time you are going to do which work
2) Prioritize the work as during which time to which time you will need to be doing something like homework or part time job
3) If the part time job have a time constraint that you cannot change that time duration then plan your homework during the remaining time
4) Take some breaks in between to relax yourself. If you work continoulsy both physically and mentally it will be difficult to cope up with things
5) Have good food and 6 hours of continous sleep
6) Listen more carefully during the colleage so that the homework is easy for you and you know the concepts well.
7) When you do one work dont think of others. Like when you are in colleage dont think of your part time work or homeworks.
8) During your holiday, do the other works like your washing, cleaning, and be prepared for the next week. Also have some fun time during the weekend.

You should be mentally prepared for the next week by Sunday.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXBA4eWskrc - Will give more information on the Time management
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My advice is that when it comes to studying, every little bit counts! 15 minutes here and there makes a world of difference when it comes to testing! Do not think that you have to commit hour long blocks to studying for tests. While it is good to have big chunks of studying, lots of little 10-15 minute bits will improve your knowledge also! So don't waste those 15 minutes of freetime between classes or at lunch! They can be of great value when it comes to test scores!!

I also found that class days were best to just take off the whole day if possible. For example, I worked Tues Thursday Friday and Saturday. Monday and Wednesday I had class for a little while, but the rest of those days were devoted to school work and studying. It helped me to have routine days for class and other days for work. That way I didn't have to do schoolwork while worrying about my job and vice versa.
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