How to be Organized All Semester

Marisol Medina

Nallely Sixtos

English 100-203

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the complexity of college life? During the process of attending college one of the major keys to be successful is to be organized during the semester. Most college students have difficulty adapting in their first semester due to bad habits. Regarding staying organized, avoiding procrastination, limiting distractions, and managing time can be very useful to overachieve.

First, procrastination is the main key to be on track during college. One useful method to avoid procrastination is by trying to do your homework as soon as possible.  If you work or have other activities going on make sure that on any spare time you have get your work done. Many of us like to leave everything for the last minute and it just complicates our lives.  A very important step to stay away from procrastination is to motivate yourself to do the important things first.

Here's an example of organized notes and dividers to help improve organization. (By: Nallely Sixtos)
Here’s an example of organized notes and dividers to help improve organization. (By: Nallely Sixtos)

Nowadays, it’s easy to get distracted, mostly because we have devices that keep us constantly connected with peers. A helpful tip can be keeping electronic devices away from you when performing a task. Another thing you should do is find a peaceful place where you can concentrate in order to do any assignments such as a library, studio, or your room. If a person, thing or place is causing a lot of distraction, improve your situation by removing the object or going to different place.

Lastly, managing your time is another way to stay organized. Being a college student comes with more responsibilities, schoolwise as well as recreation stuff.  A planner could be a necessary tool to be organized all the time by writing down everything such as deadlines, assignments, and homework. A functional technique is to prioritize school related activities/work first. An unimportant task can consume a lot of your day. Furthermore, creating a time management chart could be a practical procedure to handle your time.

Having a planner is another way to stay on track with deadlines and upcoming events. (By: Marisol Medina)
Having a planner is another way to stay on track with deadlines and upcoming events. (By: Marisol Medina)

As many freshmen may have had difficulty adapting to new college duties, and different environment; the main methods to be successful in college are avoiding procrastination, limiting distractions, and managing time effectively. This can be helpful to maintain an organized and productive semester in college.

Here’s a link of some useful tips to efficiently stay organized.

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3 thoughts on “How to be Organized All Semester

  1. I’m certain that this will help students be more organized throughout the semester. What i really liked was the idea of having a planner, it’s a helpful way to know when assignments are due so you’ll submit them on time….. And it’s something i really need.

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