Time Management 101 for College Students

TORONTO, Aug. 12 (UPI) — College students often have time management issues because they don’t budget 2 hours of study for each hour of lecture, Canadian university officials say.

Experts at Toronto’s Ryerson University advise students to prioritize. They suggest “grading” tasks using:

– “A” for a top priority, essential must-do.

– “B” for a medium priority, good-to-do.

– “C” a low priority, can survive without it.

“If you consider your academic work a full-time commitment, you should be giving priority to your studies so going to class, studying, and working on assignments will be on your A list,” the experts says in a statement.

The college officials suggest time management tools that include:

– Buy a large calendar where due dates for the whole term are put in as soon as projects are assigned.

– A to-do list with an eye to the next two or three weeks where major projects are divided into sub-tasks.

– A weekly planner with 30-minute and 1-hour blocks where each task, including some of the sub-tasks from the to-do list, is specified. Include breaks but include a time limit because it is too easy to lose track of time watching television or surfing the Internet.

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