Time management is one of the best skills you can develop which will serve you well for the rest of your life - college, career and life in general. Learning how to best manage your time at an early age will not only make everything you do easier, but will also become a marketable skill you can utilize when applying to schools or job postings.
Plan ahead! Make a to-do list for your daily, weekly and monthly goals. Prioritize your weekly work.
Keeping track of your progress by crossing things of this list creates a sense of accomplishment.
Understand that BIG projects are made up of many smaller ones, so space these smaller tasks out over time. Do not wait until the night before to begin a project!
Determine when you are the most productive during the day and focus on completing as much of your work during that time as you can.
Dedicate a constant portion of each day toward studying, this will create a pattern of good habits.
Budget your time.
Fill out the below form to get an idea of how many hours per day you spend on everyday things and how much time you need to devote to your studies.
How Much Time Do You Really Have?
Activity: List the number of hours during a day that you spend on each activity.
____ Homework and Study
____ Exercise and Activities
____ Work (Occupation)
____ Family Commitments (Babysitting / Chores)
____ Personal Care (Showering...etc)
____ Electronics (Cell phone,TV, Video Games, Computer)
____ Socializing (In Person)
____ Other (Please Detail) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________