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Prioritizing time is key, South advisor says

A small group of students met on South Campus Sept. 9 to gain better time management skills for studying and everyday life.

The time management seminar, presented by academic advisor Deshun Jackson, consisted of exercises and tables for students to evaluate how they use their time. That way, they see on paper what areas can use improvement and what steps are needed towards reaching goals.

Time management skills can help build a better study schedule or make time to balance everyday life, Jackson said. Some students take study breaks to catch up on the latest social networks and forget the time.

“Wasting time can be habit-forming,” she said.

Students take for granted getting more sleep to be productive in classrooms, reviewing lessons at least once a day to retain what they study and having time allotted in their schedules for unexpected things because it will happen, Jackson said.

“If you seem lost, don’t just keep it yourself. Ask for help,” she said. “But make sure you are still within your time frame.”

Jackson stressed schedules.

“People make time for what they want,” she said.

When students “prioritize by importance” and form good time management habits, it will lead to a less stressful and more productive academic career, Jackson said.

—Victoria Cross

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