Time Management During College

 

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Time management is something every college student struggles with. Between classes, extra curricular activities and trying to find time to socialize with friends, we as a generation are spreading ourselves too thin. We feel this need to be involved in so many different activities at once or we miss out and most of the time we are not able to give them our all. Everyday I hear my friends talk about how they’re doing this and that and the classic “Oh that’ll look so good on your resume.” I am not denying I have not been like that, but I have found an interest to get involved with things I like rather than what I think will look best on my resume. I have experienced the trial and error moments, and through that I have discovered what works best for me. Whether it is planning my professional activities, academic career or social life, I have learned that with the help of a few time management skills I can get so much accomplished. I have discovered a few key things that help me with time management: a planner, a few minutes at the beginning of the week and a simple routine. I have found that by sitting down on Sunday night for a total of 10 minutes and just looking at what I have coming up for that week, makes my week so much easier. I am able to write down when I have assignments due, meetings and specific social events as well. It might be the type a personality in me, but it is such an easy thing to do and getting it out of the way. Time management is not hard to get the grasp of, but it does take some time. So here’s my advice – take that time, and the rest will fall into place.

5 Types of Professors You Have In College

Despite different schools, students can usually connect over similar college experiences. Whether its orientation week, your first football game, or the dining hall food – students can all find a connection. One connection we can find are facing the professors. Here are the five types of professors you’ll have in college:

  1. Mr. Monotone

One of the most dreadful experiences is having a professor who speaks in the same dull tone during class. It’s even worse if it’s your 8am. The best way to deal with this to try learning the material on your own before class, and then just using the lecture to reinforce the information. Find funny examples and draw pictures for notes you make take. If your professor can’t liven up the material, do it for yourself!

2. Destined to Fail

We’ve all heard rumors about the professor who is nearly impossible. You walk in the first day of class practically greeting your demise. But don’t let rumors get to you. Often times, people all learn differently so the professor may actually be good for your style of learning. But if it happens that the rumors are true, try using office hours. It shows your professor that you care and it can give you one on time that just might help you find that clicking moment with the material.

3. The Cool Prof

It’s the one who is cracking jokes in class and dresses down everyday. As much as we all love the “cool prof”, these ones can be the most dangerous. Don’t underestimate their difficulty. However, one great advantage about the cool prof is that it will be extremely easy to build a relationship with them. Building relationships with professors is important because it provides networking opportunities after college.

4. The Political One

This professor will somehow pass on their opinions here and there in their lecture. It might be even more obvious if you have their class during an election season. They may be republican or democrat, or you might even have one of both. If you agree with their political beliefs, it can be a pretty fun experience. If you disagree, just try to bite your tongue and focus on the school work.

5. The One Who Change Your College Life

At some point, you’ll meet the professor you really click with. You will absorb the material well and you’ll feel comfortable asking any questions! They might appear your freshman year and help you find a perfect major or maybe even in your senior year when you’re looking to nail a job. If you haven’t found them yet, don’t worry! Sooner or later, they will come!