As part of the Precollege experience, we will be offering a number of College 101 sessions on various subjects to help you succeed at Precollege, and be better prepared for college after you have graduated from high school.  Be sure to attend one of the College 101 Time Management sessions. More information will provided at the July 2nd Precollege Orientation. This post will highlight our session on time management.

time management

What do you mean by “time management?”
Time management is something everyone struggles to balance.  As a high school student, you probably already have to juggle your academics, extra-curricular activities, social and family life, and much more. As you prepare for your Precollege experience, you will now be independent in your scheduling, decision-making, and self-discipline. In other words, you get to choose your classes, when you want to take them, and you are responsible for your success!

Do you have any tips for me?
Sure! Although virtually every college student will have a different schedule from the next, there are some tried and true tips that can help ensure you make the most efficient and effective choices for a successful and fun summer. The College Board suggests the following 8 Ways to Take Control of Your Time:

  • Make a to-do list every day
  • Keep your work with you
  • Don’t be afraid to say no
  • Find your productive time
  • Create a dedicated study time
  • Budget your time
  • Don’t get sidetracked
  • Get a good night’s sleep

For a complete description of each of these tips, click here.

What if I need a little more help?
In addition to these tips, NYU’s Academic Resource Center (The ARC)  has numerous resources available to assist you– including your academic adviser– so stop by for more information once you’re on campus! Remember: although you will be responsible for managing your own time, resources are available to help you!