As the workload increases as students progress academically, it is vital to maintain discipline in studying habits in order to remain productive and successful. Time management is a topic that is brought up over and over again due to its majornecessitiy in this day and age. The number of distractions are increasing day by day, especially for young students. Students need to make a habit of managing their time and being strict with themselves in order to uphold positive habits in their day-to-day schedule. Thus, we asked professionals and experts, from various fields, to give students their top advice:
Thea Myhrvold is the founder of TeachMeNow, a global marketplace for online tutoring.
Finding a tutor or mentor helps guide a student. A personal accountability with the right tutor can help motivate and focus a student.
Robert D. Kohen
Robert D. Kohen holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and he is the owner of Kohen Educational Services, a NYC-based test prep firm.
While social media can be a big distraction, smartphones can actually do wonders for helping students to stay organized and on top of their game. Students should use their smartphone calendars to schedule important events and their smartphone notepads and reminders to keep track of daily tasks. Another great way to get work done is to commit to setting aside a specific amount of time to do that work - and only that work - in advance. Using their smartphones, students can then schedule this time and run the timer while working.
Tor Refsland is a productivity expert from Norway and the founder of Time Management Chef.
Stop Multitasking. Research have not only shown that multitasking doesn't work, but also that it's bad for your brain. When you multitask two things will happen: you perform several tasks with below average quality and your brain will become less effective when you try to focus on a single task.
Paula Rizzo is an Emmy award winning television producer in NYC and founder of the productivity site ListProducer. Paula is also the author of the new book Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed.
Do The Easy Stuff First. This will give you a great sense of accomplishment and leave you wanting to do more. If you scratch off the easy stuff from your to-do list, the big stuff won’t seem as daunting.