“Time is of essence” is a well-known adage told repeatedly to the students to motivate them to work hard. While the statement rings true, how will students utilize their time effectively if they are not taught how to do it? Students in school or college have so much on their plates that juggling their time becomes a difficult task. Therefore, here is our list of time management tips for all aspects of a student’s life that will definitely help them utilize their time effectively.
Study on the go
A lot of students commute these days, so why not utilize that time effectively? Whether you are in the bus, the car, or the train, read a few a pages from your textbook or revise whatever you learnt in the class to make sure you understand the concept well. Traveling time is probably the most underutilized time, so why not make the most of it?
Create a schedule
Creating a schedule will give you a better understanding of what you have to do in a particular day or a week. Start each day with a schedule of what you have to do, which classes you have to go to or what homework you need to finish. You can also create a weekly schedule to manage your time for tests, exams or extra assignments.
Clear your doubts
So this might not seem like a time management tip, but it is. When you learn a new concept, it is not always clear the first time. If you have any doubts, you should talk to your teacher right away. Because if you are confused, you will waste time trying to navigate the topic on your own, which usually ends up costing you more time than usual. Remember, no question is a bad question.
Limit your social media usage
Limiting your social media usage, especially during the week is a key factor in managing your time well. During the week, make it a point to turn off push notifications from all social media platforms on your phone. You can also use apps on your laptop or desktop that limits the amount of time you can spend on a social media website on your browser.
Set realistic goals
Always set realistic goals. Don’t set goals such as solving 50 questions in 30 minutes or reading 20 pages in 10 minutes because then, you are not studying or learning but doing something just for the sake of it. It is important to know your strengths so you know how to budget your time wisely in terms of schoolwork, studying and other tasks.
A calendar of dates
A calendar is a handy tool for students. If you know your examination dates ahead of time, create a calendar so you know what is coming up next in school or college. This calendar can be dynamic, so use it for adding assignment due dates, test dates, or any other deadlines related to school or college projects. This calendar will be a good reminder of how much time you need to spend on what task before it is due.