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Procrastination no more, students learn ways to manage priorities

By—Mohamed Mansour

For some college students, a day often seems shorter than 24 hours.

Procrastination and forgetting to submit assignments on their deadline happens with all students, even the best ones.

Some college students think they have only two options among “good grades, a social life and enough sleep,” according to USA Today. But if students manage their time wisely, it is possible to achieve all three choices.

Time management can help students succeed in college.

Finding time to balance everything may be difficult for students like Jesse Brooks who are overwhelmed with classes, work and extracurricular activities.

“Trying to find time to work a full-time job and go to school after never having to do that is hard,” Brooks said.

NE academic advisor Amy Reece said when it comes to time management, schoolwork should come first.

“It will influence your priorities for later things such as short-term or long-term goals,” she said.

Student D’andre Martin said he struggles with finding time to balance school and work.

“The hardest part about time management for me is not having much time in the first place,” he said. “I wake up, go to school, go to work, do homework, sleep, and then the cycle starts all over again until the weekend.”

Reece offered advice on managing work and extracurricular activities along with school.

“It all depends on your personality,” she said. “The best thing to do is get a planner or use a phone or Post-It Notes to help you stay on top of things.”

Making space for personal time is important, Reece said.

“It gives you good personal well-being, and you won’t run the risk of burning out,” she said.

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