In university and/or college, most lecturers will remind you of deadlines and touch on how many hours of study you should be doing. But it is your responsibility and yours alone to decide how many hours you dedicate to study, and how you go about meeting deadlines. Organisation, prioritisation and multitasking are key if you want to excel in your degree. The most important thing is not to rush things, and don’t expect too much from yourself too soon.
Here are a few steps to help deal with change:
1. Take a look at what has worked in the past
If your strategy for dealing with major change has worked in the past, then continue to go with it. If not, examine why it’s not working in this situation. This could include reflecting on the way you study, deal with making new friends or cope with being in new environments.
2. Consider new strategies
While you can rely on tried and tested plans of action, this might be a good time to explore other options that might help you manage your current circumstances better. Talk with friends and family members to find out what strategies worked best for them during university or other big events in life in your quest to discover what’s best suited to you
3. Create a new plan
Once you’ve reviewed all your options, you’ll need to craft a plan. Select specific tactics for study, socialising and balancing commitments that you’ll employ consistently so you can successfully transition to your new routine.
4. Put your new plan to the test
Of course, there’s no point in having a plan if you don’t implement it. Keep in mind not every day will go as you intend and you may need to make some adjustments. If you encounter hiccups along the way, you can talk with someone you trust (perhaps a long-time advisor or mentor) to provide objective opinions to help you make necessary changes.
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Article written by Rosanne Arcadi, Associate Degree of Culinary Management