So what do you do when you have a huge biology test on Monday, but your friend’s fraternity is throwing a party for her on Saturday night for her 21st birthday? “I think that you have to learn how to be decisive and say no,” says Ferguson. “Sometimes there might be multiple parties going on and everybody might want you to come through but if you decided from the beginning, that this weekend is a working weekend, it makes it easier to stay focused.” If you don’t have the willpower to say no to the birthday party, then go and have some fun, but don’t forget that you shouldn’t drink too much because a hangover the following day is not conducive to studying. Nikhil Bector, a student at Georgia Tech says, “Don’t think that you’ll have one beer and then finish your work.” For those of you who live in fraternity houses, Nikhil also suggests that you “shouldn’t study in the frat house if you are easily distracted…go to the library.”
Another way to prioritize is to join a study group. Make some friends in each of your classes, to help motivate yourself and others in your group to get work done.
How do you manage your time between going out and getting your work done?
photo from http://www.popsci.com/files/imagecache/article_image_large/articles/girl.jpg