Time Management in College

Combating procrastination and challenging schedules

Poor time management can lead to stress.

"Most colleges give tips on how to better manage your time in a college setting. Stanford tells students to, among other things, write everything down and to plan your week out in one sitting looking at when assignments are due and what assignments are more important and ordering them appropriately. These tips make sense seeing as these types of behaviors correlate strongly with lower role ambiguity and better perceived performance.(Macan et al,767)"(Nichols, 2014)
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The biggest enemy of good time management is procrastination

"Procrastination can lead to not leaving enough time to finish tasks or assignments. In several studies of procrastination it was seen that procrastination leads to loss of time, lower self-esteem, poorer health, and lower long-term learning. (Olafson et al,12) Students whose goal it is to avoid failing to learn what there is to learn in a course were found to be more likely to procrastinate than those students whose goal was to learn everything there is to learn.(Howell) Procrastination seems to affect men and women equally and disorganization is the strongest predictor of procrastination.(Howell)"(Nichols, 2014)
"According to Temporal Motivation Theory ( Steel, in press), procrastination reflects features of situations which promote temporal discounting, such as delayed rewards and task aversiveness, as well as personal characteristics which promote temporal discounting, such as low trait Conscientiousness and associated attributes including low self-control, disorganization, an intention-action gap, and low achievement motivation."(Howell & Watson, 2007)
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"Factor 3 (Perceived Control of Time) was significantly correlated with all eight outcome variables. As subjects perceived that they had more control over their time, perceived role ambiguity and role overload as well as job and somatic tensions decreased. Subjects reported greater satisfaction with their life and job roles as scores on Factor 3 increased. Increased scores on this factor were also associated with higher self-reported performance and GPA." (Macan et al.,1990)
How to Manage Your Time Better