There are basic guidelines that a student like you can use to manage your time effectively. First, you have to be self-motivated. This is important because when you are not motivated enough to succeed in school; you will be easily get distracted because in college, attendance is not compulsory. The thing is, a lot of college students live away from their homes and therefore, they have all the freedom in the world to do what they want to do. Therefore, if they are not motivated to study, chances are they will skip classes and get low grades.
Second, you need to stay focused on your goals. Before you entered college, I am sure that you had goals that you wanted to achieve. In order for you to keep your focus and interest on your aspirations, you need to develop a plan. Once you have made your plan, it would be easier for you to stay on track and continue with less hassles and distractions.
Third, after you created a specific plan with corresponding actions and schedules it is best to train yourself to follow your schedule unfailingly. That way you will stay in control of your time and you are likely to meet deadlines and avoid interruptions.
Fourth, review your goals and implement necessary change. However, if you have to change your schedule make sure to apply the changes properly and avoid overlapping.
Fifth, if you have to deal both difficult and easy projects it is best to start with the most difficult so that you will have enough energy and resources to complete the tasks. However, if you don’t know exactly how to perform the difficult task, start with the easier ones to save time since you can easily perform uncomplicated projects and complete them.
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