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Tips and Tricks for Keeping Up With Your College Workload

Tips and Tricks for Keeping Up With Your College Workload

Whether it’s your first semester of college or you’re in your senior year, sometimes the amount of work you need to complete can get overwhelming. You have assignments coming at you from every class, you need to study for upcoming tests and you may also be working to support yourself. By following a few key tips and tricks, you can make it much easier to keep up with your workload.

Schedule Your Days in Advance

If you’re just winging it every day without any concrete plan, then you’re probably not getting as much done as you could be. Many of the most successful people in the world plan their days in advance, so it’s good to get into that habit.


Write out a schedule for your day either in the morning when you wake up, or the prior evening before you go to bed. Make sure you include all the schoolwork you need to complete for the day. When you put your schedule in writing, it’s easier to stay focused throughout the day. You’re also never wondering what you need to do next, because you can just check your schedule. There’s less chance that you get off track when you have a written schedule, as you know that if you don’t stay focused, you won’t meet your goals for the day.

Get Help When You Need It

You may not understand all your course material just by learning about it in class and from your textbook. Instead of struggling to figure out a difficult concept, it’s a much better use of your time to ask for help. Visit your professor during his office hours, study with a group or hire a tutor.

Don’t Overdo It

Dont overdo


Over-studying can be just as big of a problem as under-studying. When you work on anything around the clock, your performance starts to suffer and you retain less information. That’s one of the main reasons why cramming isn’t an effective studying strategy.

How can you avoid burning out? When you’re studying or working for an hour or more, take the occasional break to stretch your legs, grab a bite to eat or just relax. Avoid marathon study sessions and instead study consistently for a set amount every day.

Balance Your Studies and Your Social Life

There’s nothing wrong with having a social life. In fact, it’s one of the best parts of the college experience. But you can definitely have too much of a social life. If you’re going out with friends every day, it’s likely to affect your performance in class.

It’s important that you know how to decline invitations to hang out, even when your friends say it will be just for a short time. Sometimes you need to buckle down and get your work done. If socializing is often interrupting your studies, you may want to limit yourself to only hanging out with friends on weekends.

College can be a full-time job, especially if you have a full course load. With these tips, you can stay on top of your work for better grades and a less stressful semester.

BrockCalderon13Brock Calderon is recent college graduate with a BA in communications and a minor in English. He is fresh in his writing career and apart from writing he enjoys eating at a new restaurant weekly and exercising to burn off all those excess calories. If he isn’t writing, eating, or exercising he’s probably watching the most recent episode of whatever show is most popular at the time. Originally from Sacramento,CA, Brock now resides in Culver City, CA.


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