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Smart Ways to Manage Your Study Time

May 20, 2019 / Ni Putu Ayu Dharmayanthi

Most college students feel troubled managing their time between college and organization, especially new college students who have just started to face their university life. In fact, time management is very simple. By managing your time and organizing your days, you can strike the right balance between home, work, and university life. Here, I have some ways that could help college students manage their time to preserve their score.

  1. Prioritize Your Assignment
    As you progress through your education, you’ll find the courses get more complex, the workloads more demanding and the materials more challenging. By the time you arrive at college, there just isn’t enough time in a day to get everything done. Start the habit by starting with the most difficult or important subject or task first. Tackling the hardest subjects first while you’re still fresh and energized will make the remained studies much easier.
     
  2. Prepare Daily Schedule
    When you’ve managed your priorities, you can start making your daily schedule from the most important and urgent to the less important and urgent.
    At the beginning of a new term, before you get heavily involved in your studies or other activities, prepare a calendar that covers the entire term. By making a calendar, you can easily decide what you have to do next and you can finish your assignment based on your priority.
     
  3. Avoid Procrastination and Distraction
    From your daily schedule, you must maximize your schedule by doing it consistently and on time. Once you procrastinate on one assignment, you will ruin the other schedules. One way to avoid procrastination is to think of the different places you have been when you are studying or where you are most focused on. For a group project, doing the task together with your team can help you increase your motivation and avoid procrastination.
     
  4. Be Flexible but Realistic
    As a full-time student, you’re expected to dedicate 35 hours a week to university studies, including the time you spend in seminars and lectures. If you spend only 15 hours a week attending tutor-led learning, you should use the extra 20 hours for studying independently. You can use your extra time to socialize, exercise, go out with your friend, or do anything else practical without forgetting your important schedule. Plan it accordingly and be flexible because you can’t plan everything.
     
  5. Eat Right. Get Plenty of Sleep
    Because of having a lot of task and other schedules, you tend to forget the little things that are important for your body. If you’re not at your peak, you won’t be able to focus nor have the energy or stamina to get your studies completed efficiently. Believe it or not, exercise works in the same way sleep does. It can focus your state of mind, help you to clear your head and boost your brain power in between study sessions.
     
  6. Reviewing Your Schedule
    Reviewing your schedule can help you recognize whether or not you need to make any changes in order to help you complete any university’s tasks and still have time to relax and spend time with your friends and family. Last but not least, don’t forget to maintain your monthly, weekly and daily schedules. Make a chart and write how many percents you’ve finished your task according to your schedule.

Thanks for reading this article. I hope that by reading these smart ways, you can learn to manage your time even better.

Good luck and stay healthy!