Time Management is the ability to plan and control how you spend the hours in your day to effectively accomplish your goals. Every student must learn to effectively organise and arrange priorities. Here are few tips to manage your time well as a student:
You must create a study plan for yourself. Creating a study plan not only helps you become more organised, but it also holds you accountable for your marks. It is very important to have one as a student, have it in mind that there is no correct study plan for everyone.
Remember, each student studies differently, so the amount of time you need to study will differ from the time your course mates devote to studying. Some students find that studying nightly for thirty minutes is more realistic than studying a few times a week for a longer period of time.
You will have to identify your learning goals for each study session in order to maximise these scheduled study times. Determine why you are studying, and develop a plan that can help you achieve those goals.
Procrastination is the disease eating away all student productivity, don’t put off or delay something that requires your immediate attention. To avoid procrastination- Write down your goals, stick to a plan, have a to do list and reward yourself when you complete something.
Review notes and reading before and after class. This may prompt a question or two about something you don’t quite understand, to ask about in class, or after. It also demonstrates to your lecturere that you are prepared for that class.
Use different strategies to identify resources to help you. Go for good tutorials, group readings, libraries, internet and handnouts or text books.
Keep stress to a minimum and read when you are at best. Don’t forget, allow time for fun activities and be calm if you fall behind.