Time Management and Study Habits C/LTC Steele C/MAJ Bates Welcome to College Freedom & Responsibility Parents are not looking over your shoulder No constraints Parties New “friends” More parties Many new “friends” Time Management Personal Calendar Assignments Exams ROTC events Work Schedule Don’t bite off more than you can chew Backwards Planning Bad Example 0630-0725 PT: Do I want to get up this early? 0815-0955 Do I have to buy books? 1000-1155 Sleep in the dorm 1200-1355 Class 1400-2300 Beer and my Xbox 360 (You are underage) 2300-2400 Copy and paste a paper 2400-0625 Sleep Good Example 0630-0725 PT 0730-0810 Hygiene & Breakfast 0815-1155 Class 1200-1355 Lunch & studying in the Cadet lounge 1400-1800 Work 1800-2000 Time with friends 2000-2200 Homework 2200-0625 Sleep Study Habits Never had to study before? Let us introduce you to Problems and Stats. Location and your surroundings is IMPORTANT. Assign time into your schedule. Do not procrastinate. Come utilize the BRAEC. Tutors are free. The Writing Center is free. Your upper classmen will help for free. Things to Remember Cadets are PAID to attend college. Don’t waste this time and money. Socializing is great and an important part of college, but keep your eye on the prize. If you have to ask yourself “Is this a good idea?” It isn’t. GPA is IMPORTANT! It is the easiest portion of accessions.