Strategies and tools used to manage your work and time
In college (particularly compared to high school settings) the ability to manage one’s time becomes much more important. You are more likely to have out-of-class assignments and projects with potentially competing timelines, not to mention things like work, home/family life, etc.
Organization is critical to balancing all these things. Something as simple as using a calendar or planner can help you see when an assignment is coming up, and if that might compete with a big exam in another class or a busy time at work.
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How can I improve my Organization?
Strategies to Use
Either on your phone or in a paper format, use a calendar to track your classes, work shifts, and other events.
Make sure to block out dedicated time to study, especially when big assignments, projects, or exams are coming up.
Set aside a time early each week (e.g., Sunday evening or Monday morning) to look at what’s ahead. This will help you prepare for particularly busy times or shift things around as needed.
Make a to-do list each week and cross off items as they get done.
Resources at your Institution
The tutoring or learning support center can help you develop tools and strategies for better organizing your time.
Look for workshops, or even a “student success course” that can help develop these tricks.
Talk to your advisor for other ideas.
All of the apps below are free for both iOS and Android and can help you organize your schedule and assignments