Week 5 Essay
Surviving the Jungle of College
Most students have a hard time beginning college, whether they’re just starting after high school, or they’re restarting after years of being out of the education system. College can be overwhelming in this day and age due to so many different distractions, and what seems like so little time. In order to conquer this chaos, it is solely up to the student to devote themselves, and their time to what they are learning. Now this may sound “easier said then done,” but there are many strategies to conquer the jungle that is college.
I have learned many things in my short time attending college, but the most important skill that stands out to me is time management. This is a broad term, but much easier to understand once it’s broken down into smaller steps. To many students it might not seem like 24 hours in a day is enough to get everything done; they are right if you don’t know how to properly manage those 24 hours. There are many strategies to manage your time better, but I find that having a planner and a calendar worked best for me. It makes everything so much easier if everything that needs to be done is clearly written down, and is clearly marked with the due date. I find that once I can see everything that needs to be done it is then easier to set aside time to accomplish each one of the tasks. Writing out and planning your time will make your assignments and projects feel more realistic and important to finish, than by just trying to remember everything in your head. I tried that in high school and it didn’t get me very far, in fact I had tons of missing assignments just because I simply forgot, but ever since I started managing my time I am more efficient about getting assignments done. So I would recommend to any college student that time management will be a key factor to your success, and if they would need help with that I would suggest asking a professor or counselor....