Time Management for College Students 

There's no doubt about it - time management for college students is always a challenge.

How much is that true for you?

Lethargy, procrastination, irrelevant work and stress are just some of the issues that will prevent you from achieving what you want, and that's before you've dealt with the million and one other things that still need to be taken care of in your life.

The trick is to know exactly what it is you do want, then to make a plan to get there.

Then comes the really tricky bit...

You've got to actually do it.

Consider these questions:

  • Is your workload causing you to feel stressed and overwhelmed?
  • Do you leave things until the last minute and then stay up all night trying to meet that deadline?
  • Does your poor time management affect the quality of your work?
  • Have you got problems balancing work and life?
  • Are you easily distracted from what you should be doing?

If you answer ‘Yes’ to any or all of the above, then maybe I can help you out...

Use the form below to share your experiences or ask any question you want relating to your time management, work life balance or any other aspect of your study habits.

Developing the Art of Time Management for College Students

If it's a genuine time management related question or request, submit it using the form below and you will get a response.

I'll offer you practical solutions that specifically address your problem or situation.

Ask your question if you want to:

  • Improve your grades
  • Get organized with your work
  • Reduce feelings of worry, stress and overwhelm
  • Free up more time to do what you want
  • Learn time management skills you can use anywhere, anytime

This is a free service - as a teacher myself I'm always interested in helping students improve their time management. It also benefits other people who can read and learn from others' situations.

Please make sure you take a little time to put together a few sentences about your situation - a bit of detail helps enormously. The more you give, the more accurate I can make the reply. You don't need to give out any personal information - just your first name and general location.

Whilst I am happy to offer advice, please be advised that I will only respond to questions that are related to time management for college students.

Plenty of other students have had personal replies (see a selection below), so...

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Other College Students' Questions...

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I Waste All My Time On The Computer! 
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A Common Problem... And A Rare Solution 
I am having real problems balancing work, studies and my social life - its really hectic and I'm not coping. Please help! - Evelyn, Kenya Without …

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I'm Too Lazy To Study For My Finals 
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I Am Too Lazy To Study! 
What can I do to overcome laziness? I don't touch my books when I am at home! * * * Hi Zintle, Do you know what? I don't actually believe …

Ambitious... But Lazy! 
I feel very lazy! I don't have the urge to study for my professional course or take care of my daily chores. Even though I am ambitious, I don't …

I Keep Putting Things Off And Trying To Do It At The Last Minute 
How do I keep everything in line with work and get all my work in on time? Every time I turn around, something is always coming up! I have no time …

There's Too Much To Do! 
My workload is unmanageable. I know some of it is my fault because I left it until the last minute, but now I won't get all my assignments in on time. …

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