From the Seniors: Time Management Tips

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Top dog, head honcho, the big cheese, senior. All of these guys and girls know exactly what they’re talking about after three years of experience.  Don’t know how to manage your time this coming semester? They’re here to help.

“Put on headphones and play music while you study. When you're sitting in the silence of a library, any little noise can be really distracting and can keep you from getting into a ‘work groove.’ With some music playing, it can block out all the outside distractions and you can focus on getting to work.”

— J.P. ‘The Rocket Scientist’ Muncks, Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia

“During really busy weeks, I map out each day on a post it note and list everything I have to do that day. It helps if you're a visual person, and it's nice to cross things off and take down the post it notes when you're done.”

 
— Laura ‘The World-Changer’ Levitt, Broadcast Journalism, Elon University

“Find a good study space. For me, time management is about efficiency, and I get really distracted at my apartment. I work best when I'm in a happy study space (a.k.a. not the library), so it was really important for me to find a good spot to get work done.”

— Sheila ‘The Future Doctor’ Razdan, Public Health Studies, Johns Hopkins University

“If you are tired, sleep. You probably won't do very good work if you are dead on your feet.” Laura Morrison also believes that worrying is a waste of time. “Relax and breathe Everything will work out, and [remember] the time you have is the time you have. So don't freak out—just figure out the best way to get it done (so then you can have fun and enjoy college!).”

— Laura ‘The Ivy-Leaguer’ Morrison, Human Biology, Health and Society, Cornell University

“The [to-do] list allows me to schedule each event throughout the day and keeps me on a strict schedule, so I can finish everything I have to do. This way you can use your favorite pen or marker to cross off your event and can finish the day ripping up the list for some stress relief. Don’t forget to write down simple things like showering, lunch with a friend, or a normally scheduled class; these are easy things that you can feel good about crossing off.”

— Kristi ‘The Singer’ Ferguson, Biology, Virginia Tech

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