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South students learn time management

By Luis Salinas/reporter

Tick-tock, tick-tock — that is the time passing right before one’s eyes, South Campus psychology students said Feb. 27.

David Reddock, Mouj Saheb and Kim Stoner explained the importance of time management and its usefulness in students’ busy lives during STOP: Manage Time.

Learning to schedule time usefully can mean more time with friends and family, Reddock said.

“Setting time alerts on our phones can help us with our busy schedules to increase time,” he said.

Procrastination is a scary word, especially when it takes and wastes valuable time, Saheb said.

Everyday lives have a lot of distractions. Sometimes shutting everything off isn’t a bad thing, she said.

“When I have a big project due, I turn off my Facebook and notifications because when I get a message, I have to take it,” she said.

Writing down deadlines is another important part in remembering what needs to get done, Saheb said.

“Having someone to work with is always better, not to mention a study environment where focus is necessary,” she said. “Overcomplicating things never ends well. Stop. Think. Focus and work on re-clarifying your goals while doing a reality check on yourself to get back in the game.”

Overestimating the time it takes to get the assignment done is useful, not to mention getting it done before it’s due so no worrying occurs, Stoner said.

The Internet has tons of helpful information.

“Great study apps include Quizlet, Smarthinking and the Khan Academy,” she said.

Exercise is also a great way to destress the body and clear the mind to a fresh new start, Stoner said.

TCC will start offering family plans to the gym for $65 a semester.

Tina Jenkins, South Campus psychology assistant professor, said she enjoyed the presentation. 

“I think it was an excellent presentation and engaged students along with a great collaboration with the Family Empowerment Center,” she said.

The meaningful impact of how students learn from each other is important, Jenkins said.

South student Tommy Cook said it was a good event.

“We have to get motivated ourselves,” he said. “It’s a mood thing.”

Time management is good, competing with both the mind and soul to get into time management is the key to getting organized and managing time effectively, Cook said.

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