In college, managing time is an important factor to being successful.
Each day, students misuse time and consistently find themselves rushing to meet a deadline.
When they don't finish the assignment or they turn it in late, the first thing they usually say is, "I didn't have time."
Procrastination is a major flaw for students because it causes lost time out of the day that could be used to get work done.
Procrastination can occur in many different ways, from being indecisive, distracted or simply lazy.
When you notice you are procrastinating, it's best to stop that behavior right away; your day is much longer than it seems.
Being organized and prepared will help you to avoid procrastination. I now carry a small planner with me so that I have my every move planned out during my day. I've noticed that has helped my grades improve.
While living at college, distractions are easy and you can become vulnerable to frequent disruptions from your friends.
Quite often, you will find yourself wasting time when you allow yourself to be distracted. Distractions are very hard to stop, but in order to manage time wisely, they must be limited.
College students tend to allow their friends to come in and remove their attention from work.
When you stop to talk to your friends, you waste time that you're going to wish you had back.
What I've began doing is putting notes on my door saying "Do Not Disturb" or I go to the library to avoid distractions from my friends.
This has enabled me to get a lot more work done in less time and helped me prepare for my next task.
Time does not stop for anyone or anything, and managing time will make you a better student.
Willis is a student in Dan Mason's class at Mansfield University. To submit a column for consideration as a "Life in a college town" feature, email firstname.lastname@example.org.