Take it from us oldsters: Study habits evolve into work habits. The way you study in college and grad school is very likely going to be the way you’ll work when you get out in the real world. Think of this as a time to give yourself the best possible leg up on developing rock-star habits – your future self will thank you!
- 10 Tips to Improve Your Study Habits
From setting up your own free trial to reading upside down, some nifty tips from the personal productivity website, Pick the Brain.
- 3 Study Habits That Surprisingly Don’t Work
The process of elimination is a wonderful thing – and eliminating a few of these best-of studying habits will buy you some precious time. From Psych Central.
- 9 Awesome Study Tips for College Students
Switch up your study space, get enough sleep and give yourself the freedom to learn your way – just some of the goodies in this Huffington Post article.
Think of this as a great opportunity to lay down the tracks to managing your use of time going forward. Trust us, it doesn’t get any easier .
- 8 Steps for Strong Time Management for College Students
Of these common-sense tips, this one is perhaps the truest for time management and life: Keep trying new systems until you find something that works for you. From About.com College Life.
- Learn to Manage Your Time in College
Basic tips on how to manage your academic time, personal time, your health and what to do if you need help. From U.S. News & World Report.
- Avoiding Procrastination
Writing a paper or studying at the last minute is stressssssful. Yet we all do it, over and over and over. How to snap out of the vicious cycle? For starters, don’t get trapped in this vicious cycle, and this Study Guides and Strategies articles provide some preventative tips. Also relevant: Surviving All-Nighters (of the studying kind) from CollegeView and Ten Tips to Avoid an All Nighter from Yahoo! Voices.
Budgets and Money
The two things college students don’t have enough of? Time and money. We’ve covered one, so here’s a list of articles to help you with the money dilemma of being a student out in the expensive world.
- 8 Essential Budgeting Tips for College Students, from Yahoo! Finance
- The Complete Beginner’s Guide to College Budgets, from Mint.com
- 8 College Degrees That Will Earn Your Money Back, from Salary.com
- 5 Easy Ways to Save Money as a College Student, from About.com College Life
And just for fun…
Get a few of these good tips and happy habits down, and you’ll take over the world, we know it! Happy school year ahead to our college students. To help you manage all that coursework, our Commitment to Education offer lets you use LiquidPlanner for free. Apply now.
What’s the best advice you ever received as a student? Tell us in the Comments box – we can compare notes!