Tips for Effective Time Management

Time is of the essence, especially during midterm week. It can be a balancing act managing classes, work and home life, and it is crucial you manage your time efficiently. As you put your knowledge to the test this week during midterms, follow these time management tips to make the most of this week. 

Keep a Schedule

Keeping a schedule will keep you on track, and it is one of the most efficient ways to plan out studying time and deadlines. It often helps to see things written out on paper, and checking things off your schedule and to-do list can serve as motivation to get things done. Try time blocking by blocking off a few hours only for school work or planning a few hours on your schedule to get errands out of the way. When it comes down to it, you want to make the most of your time, and following a schedule will ensure you fit everything into your day. 

Make a studying plan

To function best during midterms, you need to plan and prioritize. Make a list of everything you need to get done ranging from assignments to other tasks. What can you put off until after midterms, and what is most urgent? Write down each midterm date and time, and make sure to keep this information easily accessible. Schedule blocks of time to study for each class, and know that some midterms may carry a heavier weight than others. By making a studying plan, you are holding yourself accountable, and this will force your to study and break up the time as you see fit.

One thing to consider is that during this busy time, you may have to say “no” to some outside and social events this week. You should avoid things that will distract you and get in the way of doing your very best on your exams -- they only last a week after all.

Take Everything One Day at a Time

During this overwhelming week, remember to take everything one day at a time. There is only so much that you can accomplish in a day, so space your studying out well. As each day passes, you are one day closer to your degree, so in the end it will all be worth it. 

Good luck on midterms, dawgs!