How To Stay Organized In College
In today’s article we will talk about how to stay organized in college. Unlike school, higher educations are much more complicated and burden us with many, many tasks. If you skip one homework assignment – then this could lead to a disaster; forget to submit your paper – final grade is ruined. That’s why, I think, you should pay close attention to this post.
So Here Are Some Ways To Get Organized:
1) Never lose anything. Evaluate which papers and notes are important or/and relevant and put them somewhere safe to keep. All of my important documents and college notes are in a locked desk drawer. This prevents me from stressing out about forgetting something.
2) Have enough space on your desk. I’ve already mentioned this topic in one of my previous articles. Remove all books, workbooks, notes that aren’t relevant to the subject you are studying at the present moment – you don’t need any unnecessary distractions.
3) Use a calendar to track important events. Our university, for example, allows us to upload our schedule into Google Calendar, which always reminds me when and where I have class or exam.
Tip: Modern mobile phones have built in organizers that can alert you whenever a test is coming up.
5) Change the way you study. If you waste your energy on trying to memorize various data the “old fashioned” way, then you will have absolutely no free time. That’s why I have written this article series: How To Study For A Test
6) Always finish your scheduled tasks (preferably, in advance). Often we make plans, but ignore them once we’ve decided that they are too hard. It may seem like nothing at that moment, but after a while, all of our duties keep piling up and, eventually, we drown in them. If you have this problem, then maybe this article can help you: How To Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done
7) Take some “Me” time. Studying and working is important, but you must take at least an hour a day to do something you really enjoy. Don’t become a slave of life.
8) Reallocate tasks. If you have a group assignment, avoid the temptation of doing everything yourself. Trust your team members!
A relevant article: How To Form An Effective Team
10) Use sticky notes. You can use either the paper- or computer version. It’s an old school method, but it is very effective. Remember: your task is not to store every single note until they form a beautiful collage – your job is to get rid of as many papers as you can (after completing the tasks, of course).
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