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May 24th, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Okay.... it's summer time, and my classes are online. I've never been the best at time-management (though I am working on it!) so I am a bit worried about that aspect of this semester. Help me out with your best time management tips!
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May 25th, 2012, 12:15 AM
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I'm really bad for procrastinating for school-maybe try to get your assignments in three days before they're due-then no last minute panic sessions (like I'm always throwing)
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May 25th, 2012, 06:40 AM
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I'm not sure it counts as procrastination when you are taking care of as many little ones as you are, Marie! lol

I am going to try to stay on top of things. I am guilty of though stress filled, last minute homework marathons a lot of times. I know that if I am going to be successful in this class, I cannot do that though.
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May 26th, 2012, 08:01 PM
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I took a full 18 hours summer 2011 and was pg to boot so I empathize with your stress!!

I cannot recommend enough that you get a good planner with plenty of space to write in, if you don't have on already that is. I wrote down EVERYTHING from vacations, work, assignments to doctors appointments, birthday parties... It really helped me figure out when I could let something sit or if I had to get on it that day... Although with summer school, I had homework almost every night :/ Good luck!
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May 27th, 2012, 06:21 PM
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I second the recommendation of a good planner. I am also a big fan of lists - there is just something so satisfying about crossing each item off. I worked 80+ hours a week at two different jobs during my first semester of grad school. All of my major assignments were due on Sundays, so every Sunday I would make my school list for the next week. It would look something like this:

Monday - Read CH2 and article, due first message board post
Tuesday - Respond to at 3 posts, gather research for weekly paper.
Wednesday - Outline weekly paper
Thursday - Respond to at least 3 posts, start writing weekly paper
Friday - Finish paper, set aside to proof
Saturday - Respond to message board posts, any required work towards mid-term/final projects (usually 15-20 page papers so I worked ahead)
Sunday - Proof and submit weekly paper, prep for next week.
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