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Student Tip: How to Make the Most of 24 Hours

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Student Tip: How to make the most of 24 hours

Self care: Get enough sleep + Don’t stay up late 

Watch the clock: Keep a schedule in an agenda or calendar that works for you and watch it closely

Keep on task: Do Homework for 2 hours minimum every night (preferably after kid/s are asleep)

Break it down: Work a little each night toward the big assignments so you know what direction you're going in with your work

Use your weekdays: Do as much as you can to finish most homework by Friday night so Saturday isn’t so stressful 

Details, details: Do your bibliographic references as you go 

Persistence pays off: Sometimes Saturdays are all-day homework days. Get over it

Rest your mind: Take breaks + intermittently walk away from computer

Put the device away: Don’t use your phone during homework time. Put it in another room until break time.

Contributed by Jacqueline Elliott, a Rio Salado College Addictions and Substance Disorders student. Elliott is also working full time and is a single mom. Her short-term goal is to become a certified addictions counselor. Her long-term goal is to earn a master’s degree and become a licensed clinical counselor.


Read more: Read advice from educators on how to make the most of 24 hours. Mitra Mehraban, Rio Salado Counseling Faculty, and Sarita Hemmady, Rio Salado Counseling Adjunct Faculty, share their tips. Click the link below.

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