Finding Solutions To Effectively Manage Your Study Time

So you are in college now and working as well! Do you find it difficult to manage your study time? It is comforting to know that you are not alone in this situation. There are many people facing it. In order to solve the problem of not finding enough time for study you need to learn to manage your time more efficiently.

Start with first things first. Try and find out what is more important to you. Is it to finish your education or work full time? What are your career plans? Have you given any thought what you would like to be after you finish your education?

If finishing your education is your priority number one then may be you could cut down on your working hours. If you need financial support for your studies find out about funding at your college or university.

Once the financial aspect has been taken care of then you can concentrate on studies, Think of a place where you feel really comfortable. Is it your own room or is it the library? You will study better if you are in a comfortable place.

What time works better for your study? Do you study better in the morning or are you a night bird who works better in the night? You can fix your study time according to your preference. Then put it in your daily calendar. Same times each day to make your study habits routine. You will be more effective that way.

Staying motivated is another task you have to take! If at some point you find that it is getting difficult to stay motivated then talk to your counselor or a friend. Remember your reasons for taking the course. Write down your finishing goal and read it often, it can give you the needed boost!

Always remember every person is unique. What works for one may not necessarily work for you. You have to find out what is the best plan of action for you. If you feel that there are too many distractions in your room or your partner wants to have music on all the time and it is distracting you, then change the place of study. Go to the library and study. Or you can ask the other person to listen to the music with head phones as it is disturbing you! He may not be aware of it.

Make a list of what you want to do in a week. Once that list is ready then break it down in days and plan for each day of the week. Do not forget to give yourself a pat on your back when you finish the task of the day. Once you start doing that, the ultimate goal of getting good grades in your studies will not be a distant dream!

There are many tutors or mentors that can help you with formatting the techniques and skills to get the most out of your studies. Are you a visual learner? Or do you need to hear the material to get the most out of it. Do you learn from taking notes or is reading and re-reading the material the most effective means for you? Finding out how you learn and how your brain processes information is an important step in improving your study habits.

In a nut shell, it is all about managing your study time effectively! Identify the problem areas, the distractions and the ultimate goal. Once that is done all you have to do is to make a plan and stick to it. If one plan does not work change it and make another one. Keep working at it until you find the solution that works for you and happy studying!

Dr. Jane Stewart is an expert in Brain Fitness. Her company is comprised of customized, individualized, exercises designed to stimulate targeted areas of the brain that can be utilized online or in person. Helpful for Test Taking, Study Skills and Boomer Brain Fitness.


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