Making the Most of Your Time in College
The clock is always ticking when you go to college. Your semester is filled with deadlines and due dates, so you need to develop the best time management skills you can to make sure you work efficiently and complete your degree program according to plan.
- Break assignments into bite-sized parts
Big projects can be broken into small assignments that you give yourself. This can also help you understand realistically how much work you need to do. Accomplish something each day and week. You might be surprised by how quickly your progress adds up.
- Understand what you need to do
Read over your degree requirements when you enroll to make sure you know exactly what courses you’ll need to graduate. An academic advisor can help you with this.
- Stay on track
Self-management is the key to time management. College students are much more on their own compared to those in high school; it’s easy to put things off until the last minute ─ but that’s the last thing you want to do. Pulling all-nighters at the end of the semester is usually not the best way to work.
- Get the right apps
All sorts of calendar apps are available to help you schedule your work. Consider ones that notify you automatically of approaching deadlines days or weeks ahead of time.