Written by Jason King

In order to be successful in your studies you must develop proper time management skills. Classes can be content-heavy and if you’re not careful, you can find yourself falling behind and losing marks quickly. Although the weather is getting nicer and the end of the school year is just around the corner, these last few months are important in order to finish strong.

Here are a few tips on how to improve your time management the last few months of school.

1 Make note of your assignments so you can keep track when each assignment is due. Try labelling each assignment by the due date. Scan your course outline often and take note of the percentage in order to prioritize tests and assignments.

2 Maximize your time at your part-time job or the extracurricular activity you participate in. Every minute in every day counts. This might sound silly but bring your books to work and wherever you go. You can always read a chapter while you wait around or on your lunch break. This will ensure that the time in your day is maximized. Print a copy of your work schedule and double check it does not conflict with your classes.

3 Try not to leave class early and don’t skip class. Although the weather will get nicer, students miss out on vital information, assignments and participation marks due to leaving class early or not attending class at all.

4 Watch the amount of time you spend on social media. Social media can take up a huge amount of your time that could be used studying or focusing on assignments. Let your friends know that you may be offline for some time while you are in school. This will allow you to focus on your studies and maintain good grades.

If you manage your time effectively, it’s much easier to get the grades and results you want.