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Balancing School AND Work

“Some Have to Earn to Learn”

Work and school seem to be two inseparable evils to most college students. To the fortunate few who have the “financial” ability to “choose” one without the other, we hate you (just kidding).

Unfortunately, most college students have to “earn” in order to “learn.” Personally speaking, I held so many jobs in college that my friends called me the “Job Man.” During any given semester, I worked at least two jobs, sometimes three, for a total of 50 – 60 hours a week! No joke. Matter of fact, after graduation, the “real world” seemed a lot easier than college. My mother was very poor and my father didn’t offer me any financial support. I know this sounds like a story from your parents, but I’m still in my late twenties.
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Working Effectively and Efficiently

A RWU Student writes:

How do I become effective and efficient? Because I find myself doing a 45 minutes assignment for 3 hours.
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Time Management – The Rude Awakening

The biggest challenge I’ve had to overcome as a college student, I believe, has to be time management. College life, academically, is much different from high school. In high school, my teachers gave assignments that could be completed in class. I know for a fact that once the teacher explained the information, she assigned homework; however, she also gave enough time to start the work. So when the homework was given, if I understood it, I would be able to complete it before the end of the class period.
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Managing Your Time

This topic has been talked about so much to the point of overkill. Therefore, instead of talking about the importance of time management, I thought the best thing would be to just offer you time saving ideas.

A few years ago, I read a book entitled “365 Ways to Save Time” by Lucy Hedrick. Lucy is a time management consultant (yes, there is such a thing). She’s conducted time management seminars for companies like IBM and Xerox, just to name a couple. Hey, if it worked for them, why wouldn’t it work for you?
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Balancing My School Schedule

A student writes:I’d like to get involved with some campus activities (maybe the newspaper), but I’m afraid it will affect my studying and my grades. I want to get some experience and meet new people, but maintaining a high GPA is important to me because I want to go to grad school in journalism. Is there a way I can do both?

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