Sophomores who had a great first year in college typically came to the realization that when they got to college they had to think about how to spend their time.
- Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds, Richard J. Light
24/7! That’s 168 hours a week. What do you do with your time? Planning your time and to-do list will help you maximize your college experience, both socially and academically.
- Sleep? Check.
- Class reading, review, and assignments? Check.
- Personal wellness, exercising, eating? Check.
- Job? Check.
- Socializing? Yeah!
Planning how much time you will spend on each of these areas will give you a realistic idea of what needs to be done and when so that you can finish your homework in time for other things you want to do.
- Keep track of everything by creating a daily schedule
- Set priorities using the A-B-C method:
A = Must do today!
B = Do today if time allows
C = Doesn’t need to be done right now/Leave it for later
- Get rid of time-wasters
Stay on top of your schedule with time management tools. Go here for academic tips and online workshops including:
- Time management ideas
- Semester on a Page
- Daily To-Do List
- Weekly schedule
- Daily Planner
- Create a schedule with study time blocked out