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  • Preparing for college.

  • Many of us hear about time management.

  • We hear advice like make checklists, keep a schedule, practice good study habitsyada, yada, yawn.

  • Sure, all the suggestions are helpful, but they're just a piece of the time management plan, and they don't fit everyone.

  • Manage your time at schoolwork will be easier.

  • It sounds good.

  • The reality? It's been easy getting by without a plan.

  • But the further we move in our education, the higher the stakes.

  • We are betting that we could meet our GPA goals without healthy study habits.

  • Classes get harder and you may find yourself drowning in challenging coursework, and you never bothered learning how to swim.

  • How to form good study habits?

  • First, stop comparing yourself to your friends.

  • [You] Think they get good grades without studying? Nope.

  • You need to find out what works for you.

  • And cramming like a hibernated chipmunk is not the solution.

  • So, where to begin?

  • Know thyself.

  • There is no magic bullet for finding the right routine.

  • First thing you need to learn is how you learn.

  • Prioritization is key, and it's an easy first step.

  • Create a list of activities that occupy your time and rank them from highest to lowest priority.

  • From there, you can begin managing your time.

  • You are responsible for your success in college.

  • Chances are, your friends aren't looking out for your grades.

  • If they wanna hang out, you have to decide: Do you actually have time or do you have schoolwork?

  • Start now!

  • You may not have a perfect system, and systems can changethat's perfectly fine.

  • The more you learn now about how you learn, the easier things will be.

  • Halfway through a semester and unhappy with your grades? Ouch!

  • That's a tough time to change your game plan.

  • Plan early and spare yourself the grief.

  • We've got good news!

  • All around campus are people who can help you understand how you learn.

  • Literally, there are resources all over campus designed to help you.

  • Office hours provide insight for tackling a class head on.

  • Learning centers help with all subjects and all course levels.

  • Schedule meeting times with supportive peers.

  • It's a surefire way to ensure accountability.

Preparing for college.

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