Getting an education takes time. But time is sometimes hard to come by and even harder to use wisely. This section of CAS's website will explore issues related to molding your time to maximize learning.
How we use the time we have each day is fundamentally an issue of goals and priorities. Whenever we don't get something done, it's due to something else being more important. In his book/tape, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey discusses the trap that many of us fall into: we mistake what is urgent for what is important.
Louisiana State University has an online workshop in time management which clearly shows the connection between our goals and our use of time. The workshop includes activities in which students reflect on their lives as continuums from birth to death, with points along the way for particular agendas. For example,
It's definitely worth the 20 minutes that it takes to go through the LSU time management workshop. Make sure to log-in as "guest"
Get started as soon as possible after you find out about an assignment. Procrastination gives the illusion of reducing anxiety, because you give yourself a little distance from a difficult or unpleasant task, but it eventually only increases your stress.
How can a person overcome procrastination? Several strategies have been helpful.
The following web sites can provide you with additional information.
Get to class on time. Instructors sometimes outline the main points for that day's class at the beginning of the period.