The educational process in universities is significantly different from the training that students of general education institutions are so used to. In a higher educational institution, unlike a school, much more independent work is already expected, which, accordingly, takes more time. The amount of material to be mastered increases significantly. And so on for each subject (discipline). It is quite possible to cope with the increased workload if you have patience, strength and plan your independent training correctly. First of all, you need to realize that the years of studying science in such an intensive mode (undergraduate or graduate) will not last forever. The study time will fly by unnoticed.
The basics of time management: planning time correctly
In order to have time to do everything on time, and at the same time not to experience any particular discomfort, it is necessary to properly, rationally learn how to organize and dispose of your own time. And the basic rules of time management will help in this. It is very important for each student to make a study schedule. This planning will be very useful for load balancing. Many studies prove that it is necessary to study the material not in one sitting, at the last minute, but in a dosed manner, every day, taking twenty to forty minutes to master this or that information. It is recommended to start managing student life using an electronic planner or a regular weekly. With them, the student will be able to rationally plan hours, days, weeks and months. With gliders, time management is easier than ever. The main thing, in each time period, is to make a to-do list, and then distinguish between larger key tasks (those that are more important) and issues of medium importance, small, insignificant tasks.
Each task should have a deadline that helps to objectively assess its own capabilities. There is no need to postpone things until the last moment. This is fraught with the fact that you will not have time to write an abstract, term paper, laboratory or thesis, properly prepare for the exam and go to retake. Another rule of time management is the alternation of activities. If you perform the same action for several hours in a row, without a break, for example, cramming tickets for the upcoming exam, the brain will begin to get tired and, as a result, its productivity will decrease. In order to study well, without being a burden, it is recommended to resort to alternating formats and types of activities. This approach will allow a person to maintain working capacity. A new mental operation will improve the student's concentration on a particular task.
Recommendations for planning student life and studies
In order to motivate themselves for work activity, the student is recommended to leave reminders and motivators in different places.
They can be:
•⠀ stickers on the refrigerator or microwave;
•⠀ notes left on the mirror;
•⠀ postcards in the textbook;
•⠀ mobile phone reminders;
•⠀ sms from friends, etc.
Do not be lazy to take notes of lectures, fixing on paper the main thoughts of the professor, associate professor. You can use various styles of taking notes, including using diagrams and diagrams. Notes from lectures help to structure the material, restore it when working independently.