Deadlines approaching? – This is for you!
University deadlines are fast approaching. Over the coming weeks you are likely to complete multiple assignments, and perhaps sit several exams. While this may seem daunting, there are lots of ways you can make this time of year much less stressful.
- Plan you time- organising your days will help you to get the balance right between home, work and university life. Creating a study plan will help you to manage your time.
- Prioritise– divide your tasks into important and non-important / urgent and non-urgent. It’s also helpful to break larger tasks down into more manageable chunks.
- Be realistic and set achievable goals. Reaching your goals will give you personal satisfaction and help you to feel more organised and prepared.
- Check and double check information in your module guides– make sure you know the correct date to hand in your assignment.
- Avoid procrastination and distractions. – decide where you do your best studying; this could be the library, at home or elsewhere. Also think about when you are most productive and focus your efforts at this point in the day.
- Proofread- Set aside some time a few days before the deadline to check over your work. You will still have time to make any changes.
- Take some time out to clear your head. Incorporating exercise into your day can help to reduce tension and focus the mind.
- Get enough sleep.
Good luck with your assignments!
Remember, if you need any help with your assignments you can talk to a Study Skills Adviser at one of our drop-in sessions- Tuesday 1pm-4pm, Study Skills Zone, Murray Library or Thursday 10am-1pm, St Peters Library.
Or you can book a one-to-one appointment with a Study Skills Adviser. Just fill out the online form: