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Suggestions for Better Time Management

I will confess that I am not the best person to give advice on time management. One of my issues is that I am loath to say no to a friend who asks for my help, or say no to a professor or colleague who needs my assistance. I really like to help others, but that can become a real burden when I have my own assignments and work. So my first suggestion for better time management is to know when it is time to say no to others (politely). Simply explain why and don’t feel bad. They will understand.

My second issue that affects my own time management is sleep. Unfortunately, sleep is one of the few things that is free that we still never seen to be able to get enough of. I, myself, have very poor sleeping habits and I can feel the obvious effects of it on my ability to complete tasks on time. Being tired slows you down physically as well as mentally. For those of you, like me, who have poor sleep habits, I recommend planning to do your assignments soon after you wake. Whether it is in the morning, or late at night (like me), working when you’re most rested may allow you to do more in a shorter amount of time as opposed to trying to drag yourself through an assignment when you’re tired.

Finally, and this is the suggestion that most people will shake their heads at, turn off or silence your devices and close your social media down while you’re trying to work. Being able to maintain focus is an extremely simple way to boost the efficiency of how you use your time when doing things like studying or completing assignments. For a student, breaking focus while working is like a drummer breaking rhythm while playing. It takes time and effort to regain your place and forward motion. Time and effort that would be better spent on your task. Each text that you answer or send, each tweet that you read or post takes you out of that focused mindset.

Thank you for reading my post. I hope one (or all) of these suggestions will be helpful to someone.

EMT/CET Peer Advisement 2:30pm – 5:00pm TODAY (5/22/20): OPEN


With: Warren Hunter

Status: Open

Current session information: 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Skype ID: warrenhunternyc


Please feel free to post questions as comments, or email or Skype me. If you have a lab or other handout that you need help with, please take a picture and email it to me as well.

CMCE Peer Advisement 2pm-4pm TODAY (5/21/20) OPEN

CMCE Peer Advisement Today 05/21/2020

With: Faiza Naz

Status: Open

Current  Session Info: 2pm-4pm

Skype ID: faiza_naz1998 or use affiliated email id:

  1. What is the best way you have found to manage your time during finals?
    • The best way I have found to study for finals is by setting up a time limit for each of the classes, so I don’t spend my time just studying for one class. Another method is to set up study sessions that hold me accountable to show up on time, do the work, and know I can ask someone for help with whatever struggling with.

Best of Luck Everyone!

CMCE Peer-Advisement 02:00 PM to 04:00PM TODAY (05/20/20) CLOSED

CMCE Peer-Advisement TODAY – 05/20/20 (Wednesday)

With: Tasnia Hossain

Status: Closed

Current session information: Monday (05/25/20) 12:00 PM to 02:00PM

Skype ID: live:.cid.410bb13a64581a83 or search by email

Question: What is the best way I have found to manage my time during finals?

It was hard but I did it. First, I checked what class is hard for me then I  start with the hard one. Then one by one went over the notes. 5 finals are done and one more to go. I’m sure we’ll pass together.

Best of luck to everyone

For any questions, reach out via email as or wait until my next session.

CMCE Peer Advisement Today 5/20/20 CLOSED

CMCE Peer Advisement Today 5/20/20

With: Alex Mastalerz

Status: Closed

Session Info: Wednesday (5/20/20) 4:00pm-6:00pm

Skype ID:. cid.7f303a967162e232 or search by email

Question: What is the best way I have found to manage my time during finals.

I manage my time by brushing up on my notes and doing some practice problems before the exam. You have one more week and its over. Best of luck and I’m sure we’ll both pass.


Feel free to post any questions as comments to this post.