Getting organised for the semester ahead can really help to increase your efficiency and maintain motivation.
Planning is essential to being organised. At the beginning of any study period it is important to mark up your important dates. This can include when your assessments are due, test dates, any student administration issues and your social calendar. Having an idea about the months ahead will help in planning your study timetable and in achieving a better work – life balance.
Time Management is a really important aspect of getting organised. You need to make sure you set aside time for all the important aspects of your life. Try and plan out a typical week, allocate time for study first, then make sure you leave time for family, friends, exercise and your social life. Of course when assessments are due you may need to adjust how your time is allocated with more put towards studying. You may not stick to this every week, however this should give you a better indication of the week ahead and how you fit Uni into your other commitments.
Have a look at the study skills section of Learning Development’s Blackboard site for more information.