Remember Austen, the girl who does it all? With finals approaching, she gives us some tips to maximize time and get it all done:
Perhaps it’s my nature as a Virgo to be hard on myself, and that often leads to me taking on more than I can handle. Luckily, over the past few years I have picked up a few tips and tricks to make it all more manageable. Here are some tips on time management and organization:
- Maximize time on public transportation
- The commute to both my job and my internship (Rock Center and Soho, respectively) eats up a lot of time. However, when I know I have a book to read for my Creative Writing Seminar or I just made flashcards for Art History I’ll always throw them in my bag so I can make good use of my time.
- Write it down!
- Use your resources
- Okay, I definitely need to do this more but professors and TAs have office hours. Go to them! If you don’t understand something this is a great chance to get some one-on-one feedback from the person who is grading you! If you understand everything, bring up one interesting point from a reading to discuss with them. If you have nothing to say, at least introduce yourself. In those big lectures, it’s nice to have a face to put with a name so they remember they’re grading a person.
- Don’t forget to schedule in time to relax! Reward yourself with some frozen yogurt or listen to a podcast.