Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tip of the Week with Jess and Matt (#3)

Tips to Avoid the Potholes on Your Path to Academic Success

     Now that we’ve told you about some of the cool ways to get involved at UMass, it’s time to consider how you’ll balance those activities with your academics. Jess and I have been around the block a few times when it comes to staying organized and managing what needs to get done. Building your time management skills is key to getting the most out of your college experience without stretching yourself too thin.
     When considering how you’ll spend your time, one of the best things to do is to figure out when you are busiest and to avoid overbooking yourself during those times. For example, map out when your major deadlines are, such as exams, papers, or presentations. If you need any help around those times, there are some great resources available to you, such as the Learning Resource Center and the Writing Center, both located in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library. Peer Mentors are also available in your residence buildings to help out with time-management!
     So there you have it folks, time-management tips in a timely fashion, what could be better (besides a Hampshire burrito)?! Keep these resources in mind when the clock strikes crunch time and you’ll surely keep your stress levels as low as Matt when he does the limbo! Until next time, keep it real; mad real.

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