With a few simple time-management tips for students so you can easily learn to manage your time and thus be more efficient and productive.
Top Tips for Students on Time Management
Prepare a schedule for the academic session
- The primary job is to to list down your main tasks and goal in the academic calendar.
- Know your priorities and set them for the time ahead accordingly.
- For effective time-management, also figure out your efficiency and working capacity and plan accordingly.
- Also be aware of your varying energy levels during the day and schedule intensive energy demanding tasks at a time when your energy levels are high.
- Similarly, ensure that you give time to studies on a regular basis. Determine the time of the day when you can concentrate the most and study then.
- Thus work on creating a habit, so that it is easier for you to work on the scheduled time.
- Focus on one thing at a time.
- Try to do intensive work. Avoid distractions while you are doing some important work.
- Power session: A power session is a defined amount of time (from 30 minutes up to one and a half hour) where you focus all your attention on the completion of a specific tasks, your studies, etc. The effectiveness of such a power session lies in the advantage of not being interrupted in any kind of way, may it be emails, internet or anything else.Thus making you more efficient.
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- Follow your plan effectively. Don’t wait till the last moment to complete a task or study for the exam. This could lead to stress and anxiety which can otherwise be avoided.
- Discipline yourself. Don’t try to avoid tasks and postpone them.
- To make it easier, make smaller goals for the tasks. Divide the task well and work accordingly.
- And more importantly, be flexible but also realistic. Know the amount to time you will need for a specific job.
- Be conscious of your study habits. For some group study works better than studying alone, while some end up wasting their time. Know your way to study conveniently.
- Review your schedule. Look back and realise whether this strategy has been effective for you or not and make necessary changes.
- Measure the amount of time a work would require before scheduling it. Also make sure that you take an account of the obstacles in your work.
- Don’t waste time while commuting. You could read a little while you are traveling.
Time-management tips for working students
- Read the course calendar and thus plan your semester.
- Make a daily schedule by listing down your tasks for the day.
- Make a checklist for each class.
- Knows your needs and ability to work. Take up jobs accordingly
- Don’t overburden yourself. Make realistic goals and plan your schedule accordingly
- Prioritize your tasks.
- During intensive study time in college, you may ask your employer to reduce your work hours.
- Eat and sleep well. Sleeping well would improve your concentration level.
- Exercise. Exercising would not only keep you fit but will also give you a more engaged and efficient mind.
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