Posts Tagged ‘Time Management’

Managing Your Time on Campus

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Time Management too much to do?

Time Management too much to do?

Given all of the academic, extracurricular and social pursuits offered at college, the fact that there are 24 hours in a day becomes more and more inconvenient. The fact that we have to sleep for a lot of them is equally annoying. Regardless of how difficult managing your time becomes, don’t go looking for the answer at the bottom of a 5-hour energy bottle. There are ways to increase your productivity and be more efficient at organizing your social time. And by that I don’t mean ‘fun with rules.’ To hell with the rules, just break them under a strategically organized work-fun relationship.


Stress Management in the College Application Process

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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Applying to college is a stressful time for everyone. That period of summer to winter of Junior year is a writhing mass of personal essays, standardized testing and maintaining grades and extracurricular activities. It can be so easy to get caught up in the “stressing culture”, but there are actually ways to avoid the proverbial ‘struggle bus.’ Some people argue that they need stress to keep them focused and motivated in the application process… No! There is never a need for stress. Stress is the result of life overload. Too many things happening at once that manifests itself in a feeling of exhaustion and weariness. Despite our understanding of the evils that stress brings we do, more often than not, let it into our lives and dictate the hours of sleep we get each night. (more…)

Finding a Balance: Working Hard and Playing Hard

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Girl with stack of booksLaboris gloria ludis.  The glory of the games, and of work.  We must be exactly like the Romans: they have mottos, we have mottos.  They played, we play.  They worked, we work.  Yeah, we must be exactly like the Romans.

Well, since we’re like the Romans, since we want to be like the Romans, we should ask how they found a balance.  And since we’re talking about school work here, not career work or working with our hands, we should ask what they thought schola was.  But since that would take some schooling, let’s just focus on three key things we all know from…school.

First, only the Roman elite went to school; it was the luxury of a few.  It was not at all mandatory as it is in the United States today.  Second, they paid, and they paid large sums.  In the late Republic and in the Empire, the educational arrangement had moved from a personal, family-centered affair to a structure involving tuition (itself a Latin word related to tutelage).  It was the luxury of a few.  Third, there was a more or less set curriculum that all students were expected to undertake by passing through more or less established stages: literature, grammar, rhetoric, philosophy. (more…)

Tips on Time Management and Organization

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Time Management too much to do?

It’s a New Year, and that brings with it a chance for a fresh outlook on life and how you keep yourself organized.  The task of “getting organized” can sound a bit overwhelming, but with all of the cool tech based tools available today, it is easy to get yourself on the path to a well managed life.  Still sound overwhelming?  How about this?  Three simple steps are all you need:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the available methods of time management and organization. What works for professionals can work for students too (and vice versa).
  2. Pick one primary one; stick with it.
  3. Accomplish.