Success Mantra for Students - Tips to Manage your TIME
Studying is a big commitment and needs time to work on it.
Managing time is the best way for students to succeed
. By managing your time, other commitments can be fulfilled and you can studywithout distractions. But finance and child care are serious problems. I found that the only way to getgood grades was by doing less paid work so that I had more time for my studies. The problems arereal, but make your action plan for the week and stick to it. This will help you study and deal with yourother responsibilities in the best way.
You need to
. If you are bad at balancing things make a
. Even if you donot stick to it, you will have an idea what you should be doing each day. This is better than trying to doeverything each day and, at the end of the week, not achieve anything.
Choose a degree you are generally interested in
rather than studying for the sake of having a degree. You will learn more because you are interested in the subject.
look at your assignments as a challenge
rather than saying "it is too hard". Atask thought of as too hard can slow you down to a standstill. The same task thoughtof as a challenge can spur you on.
It is best to
keep up with your work
. A timetable should be arranged each week, toensure that you do not fall behind.
You should be aware of all your
assignments and deadlines
from the earliest stagesof each Class/Semester. You can make a
calendar for each module
, stick on thewall in your room, where you can refer to it as and when the need arises.
If you organise your studies around the important outside commitments you have,such as work and family, you will find that you can cope quite well with what isexpected of you.
some tips to improve your study
, but they will only work if you manage your time to get thebest out of study.
Do not leave your course work to the last minute
Make sure you understand the lecture before you leave the classroom.
Be prepared to ask questions.
Read your text books and lecture notes again and again as you get new information.
You should be prepared to spend at least 3 to 4 hours every day reading lecturenotes and text books, and gathering information.
Tips for getting the best out of study at College/ university are:
* Try to attend all lectures, seminars and workshops. Although, obviously there will be times whenfor some personal reasons you cannot attend.
* Do work when you get it
* Work with others.
* To stop yourself from getting stressed and overloaded with work, try to organise time for yourstudy in and around others demands on your life. Try to make a healthy balance of all of them.
Balancing study and other aspects of your life