Tips for Time Management
Being a uni student is hard work. We study and work, try to have a social life and have to look after ourselves. There often doesn’t seem like we have the time to do it all. It can be a lot to juggle and it’s often easy to drop the ball and let one thing slip behind. That’s why we have time management.
Time management is learning how to allocate the 24 hours you have in a day to get shit done. It’s also learning how to get the most out of your time. It’s also about planning ahead so the big things are easier to handle. Life is busy for uni students so we broke down the most important facts for you to be able to manage your time.
You need to know what works best for you. You need to know if you work best with reminders set on your phone or if you work best with a calendar of due dates on your desk. You also need to know your study habits. Knowing how and when you get the best study done goes a long way. You also need to keep in touch with your physical needs. There’s no point in putting two hours aside to study after work if you know you’re gonna be too tired.
You should know the deal by now. You need to know what’s happening and when. This includes work, classes, big events and assignments. When you know what’s happening and when so you can then sort it into a manageable timeline. You need to prioritise things by what happens first and how important they are.
If you want to study your best study you need to know what works best for you. You shouldn’t study in a group if you always get distracted for example. A couple of good ideas for your study include breaking up study in the 45/15 minute rule. You do 45 minutes of study and take a 15-minute break. It’s a good idea to make that break a time to move around. If you have a full study load it may also be a good idea to break up your study. Doing a little each day every day will help you retain information and also pinpoint where you need to do more study and revision of your topics.
Uni wouldn’t be uni without assignments. It’s important to know what your assignments ask you and when they are due. If you have big tasks like essays and presentations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. The best thing to do is make a schedule. Break down the big assignments into little tasks that you can do over a few weeks. Not only will it take a lot of stress out but it’s a great way to better understand the assignment and the content.
Being a uni student is a lot of hard work. There is a lot to think about and a thousand different people telling you the right way to study. Make sure you study in the way that works best for you and gets you the results you want. At the end of the day, it’s your degree and no one can do it quite the way you can. Hopefully, you now have the time and the skills to make it happen.