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Time Management

Your ability to budget your time while in college is truly critical to your academic success. Time management is really self-management. It is making the best use you can of that most precious resource, time. The objective is to control time before it controls you. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Become more self-aware. Know how you use your time.
  • Identify your time-wasters (for example, events, people and activities that are not too productive).
  • Set goals for yourself (daily, weekly and monthly).
  • Learn to schedule your activities and budget time for each activity.
  • Don’t over schedule yourself. Learn to say “NO!” when you need to.
  • Learn to prioritize what is most important and do it Now! Don’t procrastinate!
  • Be flexible with your schedule, unanticipated events are almost sure to occur.