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How to Manage Your Time in College

For all new college students, managing time wisely is a new challenge that many did not have to deal with in high school. However, with the right approach, anyone can be successful as a college student and still have a good time.


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    Don't spend time laying around. Everyone's first instinct after a long class might be to lie in their bed and wait until their next class. Don't fall into this trap.follow a routine in sleeping,don't sleep too much or too less
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    Have a set time to study for each class. Studying every day is important and if you know when you are going to study you can plan around these times. NEVER CRAM! If you make a schedule of how many days you have to study for an exam, you can study day by day for a short period of time without feeling that you have too much to study. Many people learn at different rates; some people can study in small amounts and get it, while others may have to study in larger amounts. It doesn't matter how long you study or how you study as long as you get the material and feel confident enough to do well on the exams.
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    Take up a new activity. Although many might think this will make one's day even more hectic, it will force you to be even more conscious as to how you are using your time.
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    Avoid AIM, Orkut, Myspace, Twitter and Facebook. Although these can be three of the most addictive activities on a computer, try not to pay attention to either of them until after homework is finished. They also tend to make you less involved in school activities and more connected with old/online friends.
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    Use a planner. Life in college can seem so much more organized when everything one needs to do is written out and planned for in the future.
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    Don't stress out. Instead of spending all day telling yourself that your life is too stressful, get to work so you'll have more free time.
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    Find how you study and work best to make what time you have productive. Music and noise can really help or hold back your studying. Also, at least try to use study buddies. It's a great way to share notes, ideas, and meet people.
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    Avoid constant partying, and try to get a good night of sleep to cut back on daytime not take much caffeine before bed time or use mobile.
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  • Don't give up put yourself in your ideals or your class topper's shoes and think like them.
  • While reading keep a smile on your face(smile is an indication of positiveness and helps neuron register the matter quickly )
  • Respect time! Become the busiest of all and at the end of the day you have plenty of time to surprise yourself.
  • Avoid listening to lyrical music. Instead, listen to classical or instrumental music they help in blending with the subject and avoid distractions and fatigue.
  • Have a proper study atmosphere wherein you don't get bored(how about that movie you watched last time you still remember all scenes and details ! ) use creative atmosphere like studying using a table lamp(as it makes focus on only the matter you are reading)
  • Avoid junk food instead eat your mom's handmade food and drink juices (banana and apple are good at enhancing concentration and memory)
  • Avoid Facebook and other social networking sites.They will waste your precious time.
  • Try being a happy person. If you are a generally happy person, the stress of college won't affect you as much.


  • Although your job as a college student is to get an education, don't be afraid to have fun and don't fall into the trap of stressing over everything.

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