I never realised how important time is until I started university. Getting the best out of you studies in university is forgoing one thing for another. (opportunity cost).
When I first started university I was working full time.
As time went by I realised that I just could not cope, so I decided to work part-time while studying. I can now cope better with my school work load and can produce a better output. I feel more relaxed and realise how much I am taking in. As a single person living on my own, I have all the time to do my work and submit on time.
It is not so for students who have commitments like family, children husbands and so on, who must find it harder to balance their everyday routine with their studies. By the time parents finish their day’s chores they must be so tired they just want to sleep. If I was a parent, I think the mornings when the children have gone to school would be the best time for me to study. I would give myself at least two to three hours everyday and see how best I could manage my time. I feel that the best way to study is to read the text and then read again and make notes.
I tend to move through two or three books at the same time looking for similar points, which are phrased in a different way. When I’m doing this I tend to find that I will come across different but still relevant material to use. I make a point of only reading for an hour to an hour and a half at a time after which I will have a half hour break. Once refreshed I find studying much easier. I do have to be strict with myself because I have so little time to actually study I have to make sure I make the best use of it.
As the names state, study abroad and study locally are marked by lots of differences between them. When a student wants to study abroad, he needs student visa or permission whereas study locally in local universities doesn’t need one. When a student wants to apply for study abroad, he may have to clear some tests require proving his eligibility to study abroad. Studying abroad can be very ...
Another thing I try to do is to read round the subject as much as possible to widen my understanding. I have to balance my duties as a parent, student and husband in a way that allows quality time for each unless problems may occur which may be more important than University. You will have to be prepared to manage your time with many considerations in mind. I have found time management very hard with two pre-school children and a wife in full-time employment. The best piece of advice, based on my experience, is start work as early as possible. It is not wise to leave things to the last minute.
I learnt by experience. One module gave me plenty of time to write an essay and a calender to do so, but my own time management caused me to settle down to work at the wrong times, not giving me enough time to work on each of my three modules. Despite the time and the calender, I was not able to finish the essay by the deadline. I learnt a lot about time management from that experience. In the second semester I looked carefully at the handbooks and study guides for my modules and noted the requirements. Where a module published its handbook before it started, I was already prepared for it at the start of the semester.
By planning ahead, with time to spare, had the advantage that I could look over work in advance to discover some of the problems, make appointments with tutors for help, and meet up with other students who might have the same difficulties.