- Maintain a Calendar: Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, and Microsoft Outlook Calendar are all useful tools for keeping track of your appointments, deadlines, and commitments. Color code your entries so you know what appointments relate to academics, research, and extracurriculars. Staying on time and meeting deadlines is essential to research success, and maintaining a calendar is an easy way to do that.
- Wake Up On Time: Not a morning person? That does not mean you are destined to fail as a researcher or student. Try to schedule appointments and class later in the day. Waking up at the same time every day can help you stay on track, especially if waking up is a problem for you.
- Keep Lists: To-do lists, goals lists, and supplies lists are great ways to keep track of what you need to get done, what you want to get done, and what you need to get things done. By writing things down you won’t forget anything, and you will have a source to refer to if you get sidetracked.
- Get Plenty of Sleep: Sleep is essential to function at your best. If you skimp on sleep it will show in the quality of your work. Create a sleep schedule and stick to it! You will be amazed with how you feel after just a few days of regular sleep.
- Use Technology: There are numerous apps and websites dedicated to helping their users stay organized. Try some out like any.do, Evernote, or Timeful.
If you can accomplish some or all of these tips, you will position yourself well for academic and research success. Be sure to visit www.scholarbridge.com to find a research role for the coming semester!