Managing time effectively is a skill that takes time to master. The hard part isn't making a list or a schedule ‐ it's sticking to it. That takes patience, tenacity, and an openness and willingness to change.
If your first efforts at planning don't work, don't give up. Start at the beginning of the semester so you can get the bugs ironed out of your time plan before the workload gets heavy. Some frustration is to be expected. But, If you can hang on through the first few weeks, later in the semester you'll reap the benefits when you need them the most.
If you can master time management in the stressful, unstructured environment of a university, you can be confident of your ability to manage time in almost any situation after graduation.
Browse the Guides in this series for advice on how to plan efficiently and use time effectively.
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