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.