What Exaordinary College Students Do to Manage Their Time

 When you do what successful college students do, you get what successful college students get!

Time Management for StudentsSuccessful students have a clear idea about how they will manage their time.

I know, sometimes you just want to go with the flow and not be held to a tight schedule. That’s completely understandable. Just make sure that most of the time, you have a clear focus and direction so you know what you will have accomplished by the end of your day.

How much of the time should you schedule? 

Try 80% and see how much you get done.  If you’re uncomfortable getting that much done, scale back a bit. I’m thinking you’ll like the results.

Successful students manage expectations of themselves. They also manage the expectations others have of them.

Let’s say that you have a free Saturday.  How do you manage your time? You don’t have to work, you don’t have study group, and you’ve decided this is a great time to catch up on those 500 pages of reading for your History class.

Before you set your alarm for 6 AM and plan to read until 9 PM , do yourself a favor and set challenging, yet reasonable goals for yourself.  If you set the bar too high, you will get discouraged and give up after about, oh, three paragraphs. This is just what successful college students do.

And while you’re at it, let others know what you can do.  If your study group assigns you an entire chapter to report on in the next 24 hours, let them know if you will be glad to take the first half of the chapter, but you are booked up past that.

Ok, they won’t love it, but it’s better than pretending you can get through all of that and discouraging yourself and your group.

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College Success Speaker, Crystal Jonas- Bio Link

Hi, I’m Crystal Jonas,

As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, I know what it takes to make college students more successful with time management and enjoy school whole lot more.

Ask about speaking or mentoring for your students or faculty. Call me at 719- 291-0366.

Students, Learn How to Tap Into That Big Brain of Yours

Students who want to be successful should know more about how much they have going for them right between their ears.

Students Tap into your brain powerDid you know you have a million, million brain cells?

Give or take a few dozen or so, that’s about how many you have. And we used to believe that we only use about 10% of our brain power and now we know we really use about 1%. Amazing, isn’t it?

Here’s what this means to you.

You are a natural born genius!

Right now, you have exactly what it takes to be exactly the student you were meant to be. You know, that person who can accomplish all those things you think about late at night when you imagine what your life will be like after graduation?

You are destined for success as a student and in life! If you want to have more success in school, your job is to tap that potential and put it to use.

If you want to learn more about how your brain works, and how to be successful in school as a student, read the rest of my student success tips; let your brain help you make the ride to success the exhilarating journey it was meant to be.

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College Success Speaker, Crystal Jonas- Bio Link

Hi, I’m Crystal Jonas,

As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, I know what it takes to make college students more successful, enjoy school whole lot more.

Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call me at 719- 291-0366.