Everyone in this world want to be successful but all face the problem of managing their time because time management makes a very importent part of your path to success. Here are 5 ways to help you manage your time next semester:
1. Visualize your workload
Purchase a planner or a large dry erase board calendar and use it to keep track of important dates for assignments or exams so you can plan ahead. I have a dry erase calendar myself and whenever I complete a week of work, I erase it and write my assignments for the following month so I always know what to expect.
2. Learn to say ‘no’
We all have social responsibilities with our family and friends, but if they are getting in the way of the time you need to use for you classes, feel free to pass on plans and reschedule to later dates. Sundays are my ‘no fun’ days. I keep this day reserved for academic and nothing else, so that way I know in advance how much time I have for my classes.
3. Reward yourself
It can be stressful trying to write papers and prepare for the end of the semester, and rewarding yourself can help immensely. Have a favorite show or activity? Make it your official break, and things won’t seem as overwhelming.
4. Break up your work
A five page academic paper is a lot less scary if you work on one page at a time. Get yourself to complete your tasks over a longer period of time and you’ll have more time to relax when you really need it.
5. Know your resources
If I’m not feeling confident in some of my classes, I always know that I can receive one-on-one tutoring at the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE) on campus. Whether it’s concerning math, writing, science, or other subjects, the staff at the CAE are available through appointments weekdays, weeknights, and weekends.