It is week 5 of classes here at IU. Have you found yourself behind in any of your classes? Don't worry, you aren't alone. I have some tips on how to organize your hours on a weekly basis. After all, one very important lesson to learn in college is time management.
I have a pretty normal schedule for a student worker. I have about 17 hours that I'm in class per week, I work an average of 16 hours per week, and I try to get 52 hours of sleep per week. If you do the math, that is 85 hours per week already taken! Luckily that leaves me with 83 hours empty. Unfortunately there are a lot of things to do in those 83 hours throughout the week. I have to prepare, and eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, read for all of my classes, write response papers for all of my classes, go to a few meetings, work out, bathe, blog, and relax! PHEW! That's a lot! Here are my steps to time management.
STEP ONE: print your class schedule, add work and sleep. Then add times that you want to work on homework and eat your meals. Mine looked like this after I finished making it.
STEP TWO: COMMIT TO IT! If you don't commit to your schedule, what is the point in having one? Exactly...there isn't a point. SO if you are having trouble focusing you might want to change up your place to study/work on homework. Check out my previous blog: Study Party for some ideas of great places on campus at IU!
STEP THREE: consider other time management options. I asked a general question to my Facebook friends about how they manage their time (and they took it seriously, which is amazing) and here are some of the responses I got:
So, my blog readers, it really is a matter of trial and error. If something doesn't work for you, there are always other ways to help you get things done!
Good luck, and good scheduling!