5 Habits That Will Make Your Academic Life Much Easier
- July 22, 2018
- Posted by: Administrator
- Category: Education
We all know that horrible anxiety that comes with being right near a deadline, with no work done, and eight tabs worth of memes the only work you have to show for it. While the task is doable, here are five things to make sure that this time, when you say its the last time you let things come to this, you actually mean it.
1. Choose your groups wisely.
When it comes to group work, you can always count on three things; fights, procrastination, and no work done. Having established that, all you can really hope to do is minimize how much of a trainwreck it is. Try to call dibs on the smart people, the people who actually get work done before other people can. Being with your friends may seem fun but wed suggest, keeping your friendships intact and not going that route.
2. Plan out your time.
Time is a horrible thing, there’s always a lot of it till there isn’t any left. Try to get work done as it comes, and not wait till it seems too much to even know where to begin. Do readings, and assignments piecemeal, in small bursts, and you’ll never have to deal with that crippling stress ever again.
3. Communicate with your professors.
If you have problems that inhibit you from working, whether they’re personal or otherwise, make sure your professors know. They cant give you empathy till they know whats wrong, and keeping them in the loop is one of the most important things you down. Deadlines can be pushed, extra credit done, but only if the lines of communication are open.
4. Divide the work.
Theres a lot of work at college. Sometimes its too much for one person to handle. That’s what your friends are for; if there are 6 readings for a week, divide them between people. You can discuss them before classes just so everyone is caught up. Its better than only giving like 30 percent to each reading, and its a lot less to take on.
5. Dont be afraid to talk.
Some professors are intimidating; whether its because you don’t want to make a fool of yourself in front of them, or because of a chronic fear of speaking. But just know that there are no wrong questions- well, mostly- and that professors love to know that you care enough to engage with them. Plus it doesn’t hurt with recommendations when people actually know your name.
By: Hammad Ahmad Khan
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