time management

Tips for College Students: Success Through Time Management

As a college student, you quickly learn that there are good habits and bad ones. Unfortunately, sometimes you may need help learning how to translate tips for success into your study habits. Read on for help setting priorities along with other tactics to improve your college experience.

Good habits for college students

When setting priorities, there are three main things all college students should remember: Don’t put yourself in an impossible situation. Prioritize which classes are most important, use your time wisely to create success, and plan for two hours of studying for every hour of class.
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Top 5 Time Management Tips for Your College Students

Time management is self-reported as one of the largest challenges facing college students, particularly during their freshman year. Why is building good time management skills such a struggle for many students? What hurdles make it difficult to overcome? By taking a look at some of the reasons students struggle in building a concrete skill set to help them manage their time, you can gain a firmer perspective on how to help them gain those skills—and achieve academic success.

College students and work

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How To Help: College Students’ Biggest Time Management Challenges

Time management is your ability to plan and control how you spend the hours in your day to accomplish your goals. It helps to have strategies to be successful in managing one’s time. The strategies that worked well for students in high school may, however, fall short in meeting the obligations of college life. Classes, group work, study, and jobs now compete for the limited hours in a semester. The sooner that college students learn to adjust their time management skills, the better their chances of success.

Understanding college students’ challenges

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College Instructors: Quick Tips for Improving Time Management

It often seems that there is never enough time in a semester to achieve everything you intended — and managing time on a day-to-day level is even trickier. Effective time management is essential for presenting well-planned classes and keeping your college students engaged in your lesson plan from the start to the end of class. In your continued professional development, try these tips for mastering your schedule, prioritizing, and making this a stress-free semester! (Or as much as possible, that is.)

The need for time management

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Tips for Students: Get and Stay Organized This Semester

“Be more organized.” “Don’t procrastinate.” Have you made any New School Semester resolutions? Staying organized from the get-go helps with so many areas in school, such as writing research papers and being well-prepared for exams.

Planners, calendars, folders—whatever it takes. Try these tips for getting and staying organized. Read More…


Questions to Help Adult Learners Set Their Success Strategies

Typically, the adult learners in your course want to succeed, and they are quite driven towards achieving success. However, most are also balancing many responsibilities, activities, and commitments at home, work, and elsewhere. As a result, they may have an ultimate goal in mind (a certificate or diploma that leads to a job)… but, they may benefit from additional encouragement and support, as well as a “refresher” on the specific traits, positive habits, and attitudes that enable them to earn academic success. In the Instructor’s Manual for her text, The Adult Learner’s Companion: A Guide for the Adult College Student, Second Edition, Deborah Davis provides a set of ten Read More…


How to Address Three Top Teaching Challenges

If you’ve been teaching for any length of time, you know that every school term has its successes… as well as its challenges.

We recently polled our Engaging Minds audience about their top teaching challenges this semester. Three of their responses rose to the top; below, we’ve shared some tips that can help you overcome these particular challenges and feel more effective and efficient this term.

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Five Secrets of Successful College Students

As college students settle in for the new school year, they make it a top priority to start off their semester on a strong note.

Below, we’ve shared some not-so-secret “secrets” of successful college students. Pass them along to the learners in your own courses!

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College Students’ Barriers to Effective Time Management

As students get ready to head back to college, they’re excited by what’s ahead—after all, the start of a new school year signals that they’ll be learning new ideas, meeting new people, and coming one step closer to the achievement of their academic goals. But once classes start, and once they start making note of all the due dates and deadlines for their coursework, they may become more and more concerned about how they’ll get all their schoolwork (along with their other responsibilities) done. In our Spring 2015 Student Engagement Insights survey, we asked college students: “Do you struggle with managing your Read More…


Six Ways to Address College Students’ Time Pressures

In order for students to succeed in college,they must learn to manage their time effectively. And, in order to create schedules that adequately reflect their priorities and commitments, they must be fully aware of all the responsibilities that place demands on their time.

From your position as an instructor, it can be helpful to be aware of the challenges that today’s students face, so that you can address them if the need arises.

In our Spring 2015 Student Engagement Insights survey, we asked college students: “What factors have an effect on how you manage your time, now that you’re in college?” Below, we’ve summarized many of the common time pressures they share, and offer you some solutions for addressing these challenges in your courses.

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