Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3419 Be Organized Successful college students typically have two things in common: they are well organized and they manage their time effectively. Use an academic planner To help you stay organized, buy an academic day planner and use it regularly. Using the calendar on your phone or computer is fine as well, if you actually use it. Don’t rely on your memory; write everything down. Here are some items you need to record and keep updated: Assignment due dates and test schedules Class times, professors’ oﬃce hours, study/extra help sessions Course registration dates and withdrawal deadlines Payment deadlines for tuition, housing, meal plans, parking passes, and car registrations Application deadlines for summer internships, study abroad programs, student employment, scholarships, grants, and loans Make efficient use of your time Create “to do” lists. Determine which tasks are the most pressing and which can be put oﬀ until later. Look for ways to streamline and combine tasks. Study while you’re doing laundry or riding a bus. Listen to podcasts or audiobooks while jogging or working out. Look for “chunks of time” that are wasted and figure out how to use these times more eﬀectively. Make a practice of studying, reading, doing research, and complet- ing assignments during “dead hours” between classes. Learn to say no. In college, there’s so much to do and so much go- ing on that it’s easy to get sidetracked. Know what you need to do, and don’t let anything get in the way of your academic success.