Time management in college is
way different from that in high school
The kind of time management you had in high
school will not work once you get to college. If you are used
to procrastination backing those days, you will realize that
this is not possible in college. For your college career to
work successfully, you need good time management.
Unlike high school, college
classes do not always meet everyday. So you probably just set
your projects for later. You are probably thinking that there
is no rush and that you have all the time in the world to do
You should know that if this
keeps up, you would have tons of homework, reading and projects
to catch up to. When this happens, you will be put into so much
pressure that you do not know what hits you.
If you want to make the most
out of your college lie, then take these time management tips
into consideration. They will assure that you get the quality
time to ensure other college activities.
Know what is the most important
thing needed to be accomplished. Be certain about things that
should be your top priority. You could drop subjects that you
think is not important during that semester. Create an ordered
list of these important things. Then you can try and make them
your top priority before anything else.
Ignore distractions. It is when
you are in your most concentrated moments that your friends
dropped by and asked you to go out with them. If you are like
most people, then you do not have to be pushed into
But if you want to maintain the
time management you set upon yourself, you will stay and
continue on with what you are doing. There are a lot of things
you can do so as not to be bothered. You can lock your door and
hang up a “do not disturb” sign outside. You can also turn off
telephone ringers and let the machine take all calls for the
Do not skip breakfast. It is true;
breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The right
breakfast will give you the sugars and carbohydrates to keep
you energized throughout the day.
For the body conscious ones out
there, skipping breakfast is not really a slimming option. You
should know that the breakfast calories are burned fast during
the day. They do not stay long in the body. By not eating
breakfast, you will not only feel tired immediately, you also
will not have the drive to perform your best.
Make the most of your classes.
Do not take your classes for granted. You will see their
importance once you get into the real world and has began
Avoid being late and skipping
classes. Try to do some advance reading into the topics written
on the class syllabus. There is nothing wrong being a step
ahead of your peers. Besides, you will feel very much a genius
once the professor talks about something you already know
Learn to say no. This is one of
the best things to do to be able to manage your time well. You
have to learn to say “no” to your friends asking you out. Say
“no” when someone asks you to do something for them when you
are busy studying or reading notes.
Just try to suggest that you
will come with them or help them another time. You do not have
to add more pressure to pressure; just say no when you do not
feel like it. This is one way of taking priorities.
If these people really liked
for you to come or you help, they are likely to agree with your
suggestion and ask again when you are free.
Keep in mind that there is a
time for everything. There is a time for studying. There is
also a time to give yourself a break. A nap or two is one way
of refreshing your mind and recovering some of your lost
energy. Going outside, talking with friends or playing a game
or two is also another relaxing activity.
Not all college student have
the same time management needs. Each one has their own time
management skills they needed to improve on to make it through
their college career.