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Time Management and Goal Setting


 

Learning how to effectively manage your time and set goals can dramatically reduce the stress and feelings of work overload during your time in college. To help you learn how to do this, we’ve provided just a few resources below in both areas.

5 Ways to Maintain Balance Between Work, School, and Life


As the title suggests, this article provides some guidance on how to maintain a balance between work, school, and life while in college. The goal is to keep your stress levels down so you can enjoy the experience.

5 Ways to Maintain…

How Well Do You Plan?


Created by Dartmouth, this short quiz will help you understand how well you plan your tasks and activities. Use it as a resource to determine where you can make adjustments.

How well do you plan?

Inside the mind of a  master procrastinator


A informative yet humorous TED Talk on procrastination, the presenter highlights procrastination struggles through the use of two “brain” comparisons that include a decision-maker, an “instant gratification monkey,” the “panic monster” and the “dark playground.” Intrigued yet? Follow the link below to watch this fun (and yes, educational) TED Talk.

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

One of these days I’ll stop procrastinating


A guide from the University of Pennsylvania on how to manage your projects while at college. It provides a 5-step process that is easy to follow.

One of these days I’ll stop procrastinating

Time Management Tips for New College Students


Specifically for first year students, this article provides tips on how to manage time during the progression from a structured school experience to one that is more flexible and independent. Knowing how to balance your new freedom with the desire to do well in school can be hard, so follow the link below for some helpful guidance.

Time Management Tips for New College Students

Reaching Your Goals


A short article on how to achieve goals by starting first with dreams and making them into goals.

Reaching Your Goals

Goal Worksheet


From the website, “buttoned up,” this goal worksheet can help you to stay on track. Take a look at both the uncompleted and completed examples below.

 

 

Printable Worksheet

Smart Tips


From the University of Chicago, this webpage provides information on the traditional SMART goals for time management and adds 4 additional steps to provide a well-rounded view of setting goals.

Smart Tips

6 Smart Goals for College Students


This blog post from AIU provides some great goals for students that include not only grade goals, but goals for getting involved on campus.

6 Smart Goals

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