Thursday, February 13, 2014
How Do You Manage?
Time management can be the key to college success. It takes a lot to do the right thing -- which in academic situations is frequently choosing to study instead of the other things that are so much more fun. However, at some point being student has to come first. Otherwise, why be in college?
Creating a time management plan can be tricky, but it's possible. Now the plan acts as a guideline, but sometimes you may have to rearrange when you do things because life happens. Some weeks you need to put in more time for a particular subject. There are instances when family obligations take priority. Try to use the time management plan to keep you on track.
I put together a sample time management plan for you. This one is based on a 14 credit hour load for the semester. It got a little sticky. After putting in class meetings and work, I had to find 28 hours for study time and be able to have some sort of a social life. Well, it's hard. Take a look at what I put together and keep in mind that this doesn't include much social time, organizational meetings, or going to office hours. The point is that it takes a lot of time to be a good student and unless we're realistic about what it takes, it will be hard to become one.
Check it out and make one of your own.