Five Ways To Manage Your Time (And How Humber Can Help)

Entering the postsecondary world comes with much more academic freedom, but more responsibility as well.

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Starting a new school year, or coming to college for the first time, can be both exciting and scary. Entering the postsecondary world comes with much more academic freedom, but more responsibility as well.

Here are five ways to manage your time and stress throughout a busy school year, and the services we offer at Humber College to support you:

1. Divide and conquer
If you have more than one assignment or test due the same day, schedule time in your calendar to work on each project or study for each test. Then, if you follow your schedule, you won’t be left rushing to finish everything the day before. Our assignment calculator is a great tool for this.

2. You’re not alone
Form a study group to encourage each other and help stay on track. You’ll learn new skills, get your work done sooner and maybe even make some new friends. You can also sign up for a free peer tutor or visit our math and writing centres for extra help.

3. Create your own deadlines
Besides meeting a class deadline, create a few due dates of your own to ensure you are completing your project efficiently and effectively. This will give you extra time to proofread before handing in your work.

4. Change your environment
If you’re feeling stuck, take 10 minutes to get some fresh air, go for a short walk or send a Snap. Then you can get back to work refreshed and ready to study some more.

5. Talk it out
If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed, stressed or depressed, talk to someone about it. It can be a friend, family member or one of our on-campus counsellors. All Humber and University of Guelph-Humber students have access to free, confidential counselling.

Good luck with the new school year!