Sunday, 2 October 2016

How To Be Organised For University

It's that time of year where students have to get back into a routine again.

The truth about university is there comes a time when you will procrastinate. It happens. You think your deadlines is months away and you have plenty of time to do it all when you don't realise you have about five other assignments which are due in that same week. Believe me those deadlines will come quickly and you will enter the land of stressville where it all can get a bit much.

So the obvious tip is don't procrastinate on your assignments but that can be hard. I thought I would just share with you some tips which would be helpful to some of you and ones which I'm going to try and use this year.

One of the first things I would suggest is try to do a bit of work every day even if it's just an hour of your time towards a particular assignment. At least you're slowly progressing through your assignment. Honestly the sooner you get it done, the sooner you can have it checked over and have improvements suggested to you.

Also if you have a day off or have only one lecture that day. Try to use that free time wisely. Of course reward yourself by doing something fun but honestly make the most of your time off and do something productive. You are going to have loads of days where you're unproductive but honestly if you do at least an hours work each day then you will feel so much more confident that you will get your assignments done on time.

Another tip would be to get into a routine. Dedicate a time of each day where you know you are free all the time to do a bit of work. Whether that's in the morning or in the afternoon. Just get into a routine where you sit down and work on your assignment. Also start waking up early because the earlier you wake up, the more time you have in a day. You're also allowed to take naps during the day but do try and get some work done.

Reward yourself. Give yourself a reward after doing your assignment. Whether it's if I do an hours work I can go and hang out with my friends or I can watch a movie or if it's just something you enjoy doing. Give yourself a reward at the end of it because that can motivate you to do it.

Write down your end goal so for university that's obviously your degree. Make the most of these three years and do try and get the best marks you possibly can. If you're dedicated and really work hard on your assignments then you will achieve what you want. It does take dedication and hard work to achieve it all.
Your lecturers will know the difference between  if your assignment was rushed the night before to if you spent a long time working on it and improving it.

The problem though with university is there isn't really anyone chasing you down or yelling at you to get it done. I have this problem in my Media Studies where you just attend lectures and it's just a person speaking to you. The assignments are essay based and you do the essay in your own time. Your lecturer does mention they're happy to read over what you've done so far but you don't actually have to give it to them. That's probably why most students procrastinate on their assignments is because nobody is running after you. You're independent in university and lecturers are relying on you to get it done by yourself.

Another thing is make to do lists. I love making to do lists because it gives me an idea on what to focus on and what I need to get done. Put the most hardest thing first so then you get it other and done with then the rest will just fly by and you'll eventually be crossing off the last thing on your list.

Anyway, that's all my tips on how to stay organised for university. I hope they will be helpful to some of you and good luck with the rest of your years at university.

I'll be back soon with another post.

See you then.

Megan x