Are there any effective time management strategies for a college freshman?
I am terrible at managing my time and have am getting pretty stressed and overwhelmed. If this helps - I am a college freshman and have heaps of work and papers to write. I also am a track athlete that has to train at the same time.
You are not alone, so hang in there. I am also juggling lots of different responsibilities at college, but here are a few ideas that I have used.
- First create a semester schedule. On this schedule put all your responsibilities
- Assess and plan your work load each week. I always think that doing this on Sunday night is the best for me.
- Adjust your plan each day. I use a to-do list for this. By ticking off each item it motivates me and give me the motivation to keep going.
- I also check how my schedule is going though out the day
- I keep a tab on where my time goes.
- Goal setting has also helped me to make sure I am heading in the right direction with my study and other responsibilities
Thanks Sam and John.
In response to Sam's question and John's excellent answer, I have provided some resources for student time management.
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