Organization Strategies

  • The Power of the To Do List

    Studies have shown that making a plan of our daily/weekly tasks relieves anxiety and improves our performance. Here are some tips for a successful to do list:

    • Break down bigger tasks into smaller ones. For example, start with "outline my first paragraph" instead of "write my essay."
    • Make your task details clear, specific, and to the point.
    • Schedule your tasks and write down when you will complete them, be realistic.
    • Keep your list to 5 tasks maximum at a time.

    16 Time Management Tips for Students

    1. Create a schedule
    2. Make time for yourself
    3. Get yourself in a routine
    4. Write down goals
    5. Have scheduled breaks
    6. Avoid procrastination
    7. Stick to your plan
    8. Allow time for fun activities
    9. Make a to do list
    10. Study in a regular pattern
    11. Work when you are at your best
    12. Exercise to relieve stress
    13. Reward yourself when you complete something
    14. Keep stress to a minimum
    15. Work a set number of hours a day
    16. Don't panic if you fall behind

    Good time management skills will help you prioritize tasks so you are able to complete school work and assignments on time. With these skills, you will be able to plan ahead, set aside the time you need for projects and assignments, and make better use of that time.