Are you attending college and still need to work? Do you feel married and don’t know how to study properly?
Read this article until the end, as I will present some strategies for you to better organise your study routine and still pass tests and develop your intelligence.
First, let’s start with the most important thing. Why is it worth putting in so much effort?
What is your reason for working and going to college?
The academic period is too demanding. In addition to classes, the work and home routine can be very tiring, so it is important to have clear reasons to dedicate yourself.
During my years at college I worked in several jobs completely outside the area I studied, but I continued to dedicate myself to my studies until I finished. What made me overcome all the difficulties, tiredness and often even discouragement was the simple and pure thought of “Simply said, I want to finish my course and earn a higher education degree so that I can have more options to enhance my life.
In the first two years of my academic period I still wasn’t sure if I would pursue a teaching career, so how did I motivate myself?
Simple, I thought “I want to finish my course and then I’ll decide” (It was the best decision I made, because in recent years I’ve started to understand my role as a teacher).
To understand more, I recommend that you watch my talk Find Your Life Purpose here.
My guidance for you now is simple, find your reason to continue studying and finish your course, it can be from the simple desire to graduate to the possibility of improving financially or intellectually, you are the one who will decide why you want to be successful and complete this stage of studies.
Once this is done, we move on to the next strategy, which is essential so that you don’t get lost in your study and work routine.
Organize your study and college routine
Organization is essential when we talk about working and going to college. And if you’re the type who finds yourself very disorganized or doesn’t like organizing things, rest assured that it’s simpler than you think.
Defining the time to study, work and go to college, organizing your routine will help a lot so that you don’t lose focus and that at the end of the day you have carried out all the planned activities.
Here are some simple steps to organize everything…
Start by defining when you work, go to college and stay at home.
Then take the time you spend at home and set at least 1 to 2 hours a day to study
Did you see how simple it was? You just set the right time to do things. Now it’s time to put it into practice and, above all, prioritize.
Priority is the most important strategy for you right now. There’s no point in setting a right time to study at home if you don’t stick to it in the end. So prioritize the moments, if you plan to study, sit down and study, don’t let distractions take you away from focus.
How to study the right way even while working and going to college
Now that you’ve organized your routine and have well-defined reasons for studying, let’s find out how you should study to pass the exams and become a top-notch academic!
What you need is to set a time to keep up with your reading, work, exercises and still learn. If you have 2 hours a day available to study at home, do the following division:
- 1 hour minutes to read the suggested texts
- 1 hour minutes to write, do work or exercise
- During the exam period you can leave 2 hours to study for exams.
Note that in this system that I am suggesting, the idea is for you to always advance your studies. And before you say, “Prof. There are a lot of things I have to study that are not possible at this time”
Remember that my suggestion is that you do 2 hours a day. This way you will always be advancing your readings and work, in other words, an “anti-despair” system of getting everything in at the last minute.
But for this to really work you need to keep the Rhythm.
Keeping up with studying, going to college and resting
As I mentioned previously, college can be very stressful, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop having your leisure time.
Maintaining the rhythm of organization and study at home will ensure that you study and still be able to participate in college events, your family’s birthday parties, get-togethers, and have an active social life.
To be able to maintain the pace you need discipline. Understand that you are in a period of prioritizing your studies, remember what I said about priorities?
The worst thing you can do is to always rush and hand in work at the last minute, this only creates stress, anxiety and discouragement. Maintaining rhythm and focus will free you from this and bring more control to your academic life.
Now it’s time to take these strategies and put them into practice. Start with the exercise of defining your reasons and organizing your routine.
I promise that if you put these strategies into practice, you will reach the end of college without any gray hair, bitten nails or a million dollar debt at the candy store.