For most students that are accustomed to going to school and having classes everyday, college is a completely new experience. You pick your classes according to your schedule and it is very rare you will have class everyday. Some classes might even meet once a week….sounds awesome, right? But there’s a catch. If you don’t stay up on your assignments, it’s easy to fall behind and forget about the homework you had until the night before class.
To keep yourself on track and avoid procrastinating, here are some helpful hints:
- Use a planner to have a visual of when things are due. Heck, even a wall calendar works. The point is to let you know timetables of when things are due and how you should plan accordingly.
- Keep up with assigned readings. Teachers do this for a reason, so that it will be beneficial to you. Keeping up with the readings according to your syllabus will help you to avoid cramming the night before the test.
- Do NOT lose your class syllabus. Contrary to popular belief, its not just a piece of paper. Think of it as your class Bible that contains your grading system and assignment dates. Checking your class website everyday will also be helpful.
- Learn the library hours for your school. Knowing when the library is open will be great once you find the perfect place to study or write papers to avoid distractions.
- Create a routine. Having a specific schedule helps your mind to stay on track and prevents you from forgetting things.
When test time comes around, don’t let this be you…