One of the first things you learn, when starting your life as a student, is the importance of managing you time properly. Everything related to your education period must be kept within a tight schedule, from study periods to assignment deadlines and of course not to forget to allow yourself enough recreation time and relaxation. There are certain ways in which you can help yourself to manage your busy timetables and arrange each day effectively and in a way that you can complete essential course work with enough time spare for the things you enjoy.
Here are just a few things you use to better manage your time:
Remember to get enough sleep
Sleep is one of the most important things, we as humans do. have you ever heard the phrase ‘burning the candle at both ends? Many students find that being tired stops them from taking in important information and also reduces the quality of work produced. Eight hours sleep per day, or night, is the recommended amount and getting less than this can have undesired effects on you ability to learn.
Use a calender
A calender is a great way to keep note of what you have to do and on what day. These days a calender is not something that hangs on the wall with dates written on it, there are many electronic devices available, which will not only help you to manage your schedule, but also play music or videos files. Cell phones also come with a built in organiser and can be a great help in keeping to those important schedules.
Don’t leave course work, or assignments until the last minute
Many students will admit to leaving certain assignments until the last minute, for many different reasons. This not only leads to poorly researched and presented work, but can also cause unnecessary stress. There’s nothing worse than having to force yourself to stay awake all night to work on an assignment which has to be in the next morning. try to manage your time in a way that you are able to work on the assignment for a set period each day and leave yourself enough time to check over the work before handing it in.
Always look over your college timetable and try to make sure you leave yourself enough time to complete any large assignments that may be coming up. Make sure that you arrange to complete any other work before you have to start, this way you can dedicate all your time to the large assignment and not get overloaded with work. This can also effect the quality of work you produce and thus effect your overall grades.
Always remember that you are in control of your own time and if you have work you know needs to be finished make time to do it properly. Try not to give in to the urge to go out with friends, or watch TV until you know that you are up to date with your course work. If you do find yourself falling behind in your schedule then look at your available time again and re-arrange where you can, most importantly don’t panic.