I won’t waste no time! Here’s how to get your schedule set and your life organized in 5 minutes! We’re gonna use Google Calendar but feel free to use iCal, a planner, or even a piece of paper. Okay Start Your Timer NOW and get ready for the SparkNotes on how to master your time management!
What does Time Management for College Students Usually look like?
Basically organizing your hours and taking control of your time so you don’t miss a single class or appointment! This ultimately frees up more time for yourself! Cool next!
For a more in-depth article on how to balance your time and peak productivity in college, click here (Coming Soon).
Step 1: Copy and Paste Your Class Schedule
Get your schedule from your school’s websites (here’s mine):
Okay now copy and paste it onto your calendar!
Your schedule should look something like this after your done! I even added in my classes and tutoring sessions.
Don’t forget to add reminders! I like to set a reminder for 15 minutes before the class starts. Gives me enough time to skate or bike there in case I forget or get distracted.
Step 2: Add All your To-Dos
Here you add all your extracurriculars, your appointments, work shifts, everything. I also color code because the colors help keep track for me.
I’ve added my color scheme below:
Red: Midterm, Final, or Practice Exam Study Time
Pink: Study Time
Orange: Any Chem or Biochem class
Green: Any Bio Class
Yellow: Tutoring or Review Sesh
Light Blue: GE
Dark Blue: Work or meetings
Time management in college is all about organizing your weekly life. However, I’m insane and went overboard with my color coding.
So feel free to change the colors however you like. You can simplify your color scheme to something that looks like this:
Dark Blue: Class
Pink: Study Time
Yellow: Tutoring/Review Sessions
Step 3: Take Over Your Free Time
Now that you’ve got the basics down for your time management in college, take control of your free time.
With everything mapped out you can clearly see all your available free time. Basically all the empty space in your calendar is time reserved for you!
Go hang out with friends, call your mom, catch up on work.
Hopefully we got that all figured out in 5 minutes!
Now that everything is ready to go for schedule, feel confident that your college time management schedule is ready to go.
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