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Organizing Time

Organizing Time

 

Do you often rush around, finishing assignments at the last minute?
Do you have difficulty getting started on assignments?
Do you often feel like you have too much to do?
Do you wish you had more time for things you wanted to do? 

Using your time wisely is one of the most important skills to master for college success. So, if you answered "yes" to these questions, you might think about improving your approach to time management. Actually, you don't really manage time, you control and manage events and the choices you make on how to use your time. When you use time wisely, you have less stress, more free time and feel more in control of your life.

Assess yourself!

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Useful Apps

  • Wunderlist: Wunderlist puts your tasks anywhere you want them, anytime. Use this free cloud-sync task manager to share your lists with friends and colleagues. Organize your to-do lists on the go and synchronize them with your account. View and modify your tasks on various devices and the Web.
  • MyLifeOrganized: Work on your organization skills with MyLifeOrganized, a simple yet powerful task-management app that lets you implement your own to-do and task-management process from a desktop or mobile device.
  • iHomework: Quickly enter homework assignments, course and teacher information; important tasks; and required reading in a fun, intuitive, and convenient way. Flexible course menus and scheduling allow you to track and view detailed information about your courses, including location and meeting times.
  • Tempo: Tempo Smart Calendar is a free calendar app that saves you time and hassles. It finds what you need so you can do more in your calendar with one tap.
  • InClass: Described as the ultimate in course organization, inClass offers the ability to take multimedia notes, an inclusive scheduler, and task and course alarms.

Recommended Reading

  • How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life by Alan Lakein
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • Time Efficiency Make Over: Own Your Time & Your Life by Conquering Procrastination by Dorothy Breiwinger & Debbie Ticks
  • Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Time and Your Life by Julie Morgenstern