HOW WELL DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME?
Being able to manage your time effectively is crucial to success in your post-secondary education. Here are a few downloadable documents to help with your time management skills. They are a great tool to help you plan your classes and study time! Alternatively, don't forget to visit with RDC's Students' Association to receive a planner to help organize your daily to-do tasks! If you have any questions or need further assistance with time management and to help you organize your time, please book an appointment today with the Learning Skills Strategist.
For a more concise outline of Red Deer College's academic events and important dates to help you organize your time, click here.
STAYING FOCUSED AND MOTIVATED
Do you ever find that, when you are studying, you can't seem to focus? You know it's not because the information is boring, but because you have that constant need to check your phone. This article discusses research showing how "information overload" from technology makes tasks take longer.
People sabotage their time management in 10 main ways:
ELIMINATE "TIME THIEVES"
To help create more time in your day, it is important to identify and eliminate the “time thieves”:
Managing your time more effectively starts with discovering where all your time goes.
Many students experience stress and inefficiency as a result of chronic procrastination. If you are one of those students, you are not alone ... and help is available! If you need more help, please book an appointment or visit the Library.
BALANCE SCHOOL WITH FAMILY
Many students face the challenge of trying to balance raising a family with going to school. According to Tom Lindl, certain strategies can help:
Find details on each of these strategies in the document below.
If you rely heavily on your devices (laptops, tablets, etc.), there are a variety of tools and/or apps that are available to assist you with your studying. The following tools and/or apps are not endorsed by Red Deer College. Therefore, before installing any of the listed tools and/or apps, please ensure you have carefully considered their purpose for personal use.
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