College students quickly come to realize that all that college requires of them, including papers, assignments, readings, and lab work—not to mention the family, job, and social responsibilities they must continue to uphold—make it especially important to plan and use their time well. If they were good students in high school, they’ll surely find that college offers new challenges that place new demands on each day; or, if they’ve been away from school for quite some time, they’ll know that adding college to their list of commitments will certainly change the way they balance and use their time.
In our Spring 2015 Student Engagement Insights survey, we asked college students a number of questions about their time-management habits. Nearly three thousand students responded.
In today’s post, we’ll focus on their thoughts regarding the differences between the time-management skills they used in high school, and those they use now that they’re in college.
Would most college students say that they’ve needed to pick up new time-management skills… or would most say their habits aren’t all that different? Let’s take a look at what they told us.