Time Management and Goal Setting
Learning how to effectively manage your time and set goals can dramatically reduce the stress and feelings of work overload during your time in college. To help you learn how to do this, we’ve provided just a few resources below in both areas.
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
A informative yet humorous TED Talk on procrastination, the presenter highlights procrastination struggles through the use of two “brain” comparisons that include a decision-maker, an “instant gratification monkey,” the “panic monster” and the “dark playground.” Intrigued yet? Follow the link below to watch this fun (and yes, educational) TED Talk.
One of these days I’ll stop procrastinating
An easy to follow 5-step process from the University of Pennsylvania on how to manage college projects.
Time Management Tips for New College Students
Specifically for first year students, this article provides tips on how to manage time during the transition from a structured school experience to one that is more flexible and independent.
How Well Do You Plan?
Created by Dartmouth, this short quiz will help you understand how well you plan your tasks and activities. Use it as a resource to determine where you can make adjustments.
5 Ways to Maintain Balance Between Work, School, and Life
As the title suggests, this article provides some guidance on how to maintain a balance between work, school, and life while in college. The goal is to keep your stress levels down so you can enjoy the experience.
From the website, “buttoned up,” this goal worksheet can help you to stay on track.
From the University of Chicago, this webpage provides information on the traditional SMART goals for time management and adds 4 additional steps to provide a well-rounded view of setting goals.
Reaching Your Goals
A short article on how to achieve goals by starting first with dreams and making them into goals.
6 Smart Goals for College Students
This blog post from AIU provides some great goals for students that include not only grade goals, but goals for getting involved on campus.
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