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- Use appointment calendars for everything.
- Make a “to-do” list for the week and check off what you have completed.
- Keep your study area just for studying and get rid of distractions.
- Plan out for the quarter. If you know something is due block it out on your calendar.
- Plan time for leisure and recreation. Sometimes this gets left out but can be extremely important to prevent burnout.
- Set goals and plan on how to reach these goals.
- Set time for your family.
- Determine what your top priorities are. Use a system that works best for you in identifying what your top priorities are.
- An A-B-C system on your “to-do” list with A being the highest priority is one system that works.
- Whenever you get an assignment or know when your tests will be, assign a date to it and start planning on what you need to do to be prepared.
- To keep stress at a minimum, start early to finish a task. Do not wait until the night before to finish a project or to start “cramming” for a test.
- Unexpected things tend to happen. Be flexible enough to rearrange your schedule if needed.
- Ask for help.
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