organization

Strategies and tools used to manage your work and time

In college (particularly compared to high school settings) the ability to manage one’s time becomes much more important. You are more likely to have out-of-class assignments and projects with potentially competing timelines, not to mention things like work, home/family life, etc.

Organization is critical to balancing all these things. Something as simple as using a calendar or planner can help you see when an assignment is coming up, and if that might compete with a big exam in another class or a busy time at work.

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

Eleanor Roosevelt

How can I improve my Organization?

Strategies to Use

  • Either on your phone or in a paper format, use a calendar to track your classes, work shifts, and other events. 

  • Make sure to block out dedicated time to study, especially when big assignments, projects, or exams are coming up.

  • Set aside a time early each week (e.g., Sunday evening or Monday morning) to look at what’s ahead. This will help you prepare for particularly busy times or shift things around as needed.

  • Make a to-do list each week and cross off items as they get done.

Resources at Creighton

  • Academic Success provides opportunities for students to thrive in Creighton’s rigorous academic environment through peer-to-peer learning, professional counsel, targeted programming, and campus partnerships. 
  • The Success Center provides student and family support resources including the student and family support desk (402-280-1212), tutoring, academic coaching, academic advising, and any issues that might impact a student’s academic success at Creighton.

  • For first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, or students with disabilities, Student Support Services (SSS) provides a wide variety of resources that will help you be academically successful during your time at Creighton.

Online Resources

All of the apps below are free for both iOS and Android and can help you organize your schedule and assignments