When students first get started at college, things can seem a bit overwhelming! They need to balance going to class, doing homework, eating, working a job and of course, a social life. They could really use a class in time management. The first thing they need to do is to prioritize their responsibilities. The number one priority is attending their classes. Hopefully, they have been able to set a schedule that is reasonable and allows them time to study or do homework in between classes.
The next priority is staying on top of homework. The nice thing about college is that most professors give out a syllabus for the semester. This lets the student know the whole schedule ahead of time so that they can plan accordingly. They know when tests are coming up and can be prepared for them. Of course, new students need to make sure they are eating properly. Sometimes, they get so caught up in everything else that they forget to take time to eat healthy meals. Most colleges now require freshman to purchase a meal plan to make sure they are eating well. Students need to make sure they have time in their schedules to sit down to a healthy and relaxed meal.
Another thing that might be in their schedule is working a job. Hopefully, they will wait and make sure that their schedule allows time for a job. It is important to remember that they are in college to study first and then if they can manage it, work a job. The best jobs are the ones within their college so that they are getting experience in their potential field.
So, with all this going on their lives, they really need to learn how to manage their time! If they are good at it, they might even find time for a social life which is why most kids enjoy going away to college in the first place. As long as the student keeps his priorities straight and makes sure he is caught up on everything, then a social life can make it all worthwhile.
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