Time Management Strategies

Nadya Lattanzi ‘20, Features Editor

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It is imperative that students develop effective time management skills to prevent unnecessary pressure. The first task that students should incorporate when starting to tackle their schedules is making a to-do list. An effective to-do list should include time-slots and tasks ordered in regards to their importance. A to-do list can be written in a Moleskine notebook, on Post-It Notes, or on a legal pad.

Students should also implement taking breaks into their work schedules. Giving the mind periods of time to refresh helps students retain more knowledge and refocus their attention.

Putting one’s phone away, along with other unnecessary electronic devices, while studying will also prevent any distractions and help students focus on work without outside temptations such as social media. Wait until appropriate breaks to check the notifications.

Students should leave time to meet with teachers if they need any guidance. Marymount teachers encourage students to set up meetings, send emails, and speak up during class. Planning will help students do their best on upcoming assignments and exams.