Between classes, extracurricular activities, friends, and mental health, time management is essential to having a successful and fun time at college. Here are INTA+ Tutoring’s tips to help you manage your time without sacrificing your social life.
Google Calendar is a college student's best friend, with the multi-calendar feature you are able to set up a different calendar for every class making it easy to color code and keep track of your work. If you really want to be a time-management pro, spend an hour at the beginning of every semester adding all of your classes, due dates, and exam dates from the syllabus. By doing this it will allow you to better balance study time and you time throughout the semester. Besides Google Calendar there are many other free apps you can use such as My Study Life, Any Do, and Vantage Calendar all offer similar services with different unique features such as personalization, sticker options, notification reminders, and more.
*Procrastination pro-tip: try moving the due dates to a few days earlier in your calendar, your professor likely won’t remind you when it is due and since it is that day on your calendar you will complete it earlier instead of waiting to the last minute.
An ignored feature, using a timer from your phone or laptop allows you to easily stay on task. While studying distraction is inevitable, by setting a timer for every 15-20 minutes and giving yourself a 2-3 minute break afterward it will a lot you distraction time, making you work more efficiently.
You may be wondering, “Why would I buy a physical planner when I already have one on my phone?”, well a physical planner serves many uses in and outside of the classroom. Planners allow you to easily take note of upcoming tasks and assignments which you could later add to your digital planner. Additionally, they allow you to easily jot down your thoughts and ideas which comes in handy for brainstorming projects and other big assignments. If a physical or a phone planner still don't work for you, I'd suggest the sticky notes on your laptop and have a different colored note for each class on your desktop. This way, every time you turn on your laptop, you will have your to-do list front and center.
Making Time for You
With all of the rushing around that is college it is important to remind yourself to take a minute to stop and breathe. It is easy to get lost and even overwhelmed in everything going on and the lack of structure compared to high school but it is important to set at least an hour a day aside for yourself. Whether you just take a minute alone to eat, workout, or even take a nap it is an important time to self reflect and celebrate your accomplishments.
Getting a Tutor that Can Work Around your Schedule
Here at INTA+ Tutoring, we are committed to helping you reach your highest potential, which is why we have tutors with flexible hours to work with your schedule. Our many tutors are students too and get what you’re going through, which is why they are all here to help. Check out a website to schedule a tutoring session that works for you!
INTA+ Tutoring provides peer tutoring services. We are a platform that connects students who excel in classes with those who are struggling in them. Through INTA+ Tutoring, students will get more efficient and direct help on their assignments, quizzes, and final exams. Grades shouldn’t be an obstacle for achieving your dreams. Find an INTA+ tutor and get closer to receiving your dream GPA now!