College can take up a lot of time, and when you are balancing college, work, leisure and family, you can sometimes feel that you're not in control. Managing and organising your time is a good way of making sure that you are staying on top of things. This page has some tips on managing your time while at college. Everyone will have their own way of doing things, so again, find the things that work for you and avoid anything that doesn't work.
Learner can help themselves stay sane and still get everything done by developing good time management skills early on. These skills will not only be valuable during your time in college but can be used in outside college 0- in your personal life and in the workplace. Here are some time management.tips not mentioned above
Writing is perhaps less common these days than using ICT devices, but basically, if you have something important to do, take a note of it - write it down in a planner or a notebook or add it to a digital calendar or file. Note dates (assignment deadlines, exam dates etc) and tasks
Multitasking may seem like a good idea and may seem necessary in today;s frenetic world, but the truth of the matter is that you’ll get more done by focusing your energy and time on completing one task at a time. Once you’ve finished one thing move onto the next.
Despite everything only one person has control over how you spend your time, and that’s you. Be in charge of what you decide to do and learn to say no if you have to
The world is full of distractions (how may times a day to you look at your mobile phone?), and to really be effective at managing your time you have to find a way to ignore them when it counts. Use an app to stop using phone or device as a source of distraction. Give yourself little breaks as rewards for not putting off tasks.
Do your best to create an environment that is most conducive to getting work done. Go to the library or your favourite cafe, put on headphones or whatever it takes to keep you from straying off task. Ask your friends and family not to disturb you while you're studying
Read over any class materials or notes ahead of time so you have a rough idea of what class will be about. Pay attention to what's being taught in class. Sleep in your bed and talk to your friends in the pub or cafe, not in class. If you don’t understand something in your class then ask your teacher or go study afterwards. Don't assume you can pick it up later; it might be necessary to know this topic for subsequent classes
The Pomodoro Technique is a popular time management method developed by an Italian student in the late 1980s.It uses a timer to break work (such as study!) into intervals, typically 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. Each interval is known as a pomodoro, from the Italian word for tomato. Pomodoro uses focused work sessions and frequent short breaks to promote sustained concentration (the work sessions) and prevent mental fatigue (the frequent breaks).
The original technique has six steps: