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Staying Organized as a Student If you are a student at one of the colleges in Colorado Springs, you know how important it is to stay organized while you are a student. Sometimes, being organized makes the difference between being successful and being unsuccessful in your schoolwork.

Goal-Setting One of the most important parts of being organized is goal-setting. In order to set goals, you should think about what you want to achieve, and then write down that goal. You should try to think of long term goals, and then break those long term goals up into short term goals. If you have short term goals, they will seem a lot more doable to achieve. It is important to write your goals down, because then they seem more real. If you keep your goals in your head and do not write them down, they are more abstract and therefore you are not bound to reach them as much as you would be if you wrote them down.

Managing Your Time The next step into getting more organized is making sure you don’t have to rush. If you need 30 minutes to get ready before leaving for school in the morning, try to pad that time by getting up 45 minutes before you need to leave. Some people have issues with actually getting up when their alarm clock goes off. Many college students at colleges in Colorado Springs will set their alarm, but either turn it on in their sleep or turn it off and go back to sleep. This is a very easy thing to do. But in that split second while you are awake and reaching over to turn your alarm off, you have to think about your goals. What do you want to accomplish today? If sleeping really is the most important thing, then by all means sleep. But if you remember that you want to reach your goals and in order to reach your goals, you need to go to class, than you will most likely have more motivation to get up out of bed. Many students struggle with going to class in the mornings because sometimes their classes can be early. You can combat this in several ways. You can either not sign up for any early classes.

Keep in mind, however, how this will affect the rest of your schedule. You will have to go to class eventually, no matter how much you don’t want to. That’s the whole point of why you’re at school. Or you could sign up for early classes only a few days a week, so that you can sleep in on the rest of the days. Everyone has to find a routine that works for them; there is no one size fits all to staying organized and making sure you go to class. While it is fine to miss a few classes, you should try to make it a habit to attend as many classes as you can. Although it may not seem like you are getting much out of the classes you attend, you really actually are. School helps you to get an education in more ways than just one.

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