Looming deadlines, an empty bank account, no food in the fridge, and a nightmare roommate. Sound familiar? Going away to college is great fun, but it can also be pretty stressful too. People tend to think that college life is all late nights, partying, and lie-ins. They couldn’t be further from the truth. Being a student means balancing assignments and lectures with a social life and sometimes even a part-time job. Often assignments and exams are due around the same time which can really put the pressure on. Here are some ideas of ways to reduce the stress of college assignments.
1. Write a List
When you are feeling overwhelmed with assignments and panicking about due dates, write a plan. Draw up a list of all your assignments, write all of the details such as essay type, topic, and due date. From this list create your own timetable detailing when you are going to work on each one. Don’t worry about making it look pretty (that’s called procrastination!) just get the information on the page and stick to your plan.