Delay. The #1 Problem

Don’t Wait

When you calculate the amount of material you need to cover each day for each class, you may be surprised just how little it really is.  Usually always under 10 pages per day – or 70 pages per week.

The temptation will be great to delay your reading, highlighting and test questions.   If you have class on MWF.   Instead of processing 10 pages each day, you’ll combine two or more days and do 20 or 25.

Don’t do it.  Resist that temptation at all costs.

Small bites work best.  Do something every day.  You’ll take your time, read more deliberately, highlight more effectively.

One day’s content is the foundation for the next.  Doing smaller amounts daily will improve  comprehension and retention.  When the unexpected interruptions occur, you’ll be ahead.

When you are rushed, you cut corners, you increase stress.  It’s subtle, but it’s there.

Resist the temptation to delay.  Do you daily number.  Every day.  No exceptions.  You’ll always feel refreshed, in control and ahead of the game.

Get ahead if you wish, but never fall behind.  Know the number.  Do the number.  Every day.


4 thoughts on “Delay. The #1 Problem

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your studying tips! I will be entering college this fall, and I am beyond grateful that I have found your blog. Can you go into more detail on how a student should go about taking notes while reading the textbook? Will this save me time or should I just stick with highlighting the textbook, writing test questions, and taking class notes? I am worried that I will miss content if I do not write my own study notes, in addition to class notes.

    Thanks for all your great advice! Keep it up 🙂

  2. I’m so thankful I found your blog. I can’t believe I wasted my freshman year not doing these things. I skipped a lot of classes just ’cause I had so many gaps in between and thought that it was better to just take a nap instead of going to my classes. I live an hour away from uni and so it already takes 2 hours (sometimes even longer) of my day just to go to and from uni. Second semester starts next month (I’m in NZ) and I just got my timetable. I only have a one hour class every Monday and Wednesday, I would’ve probably skipped those days last year. But this year I’m really going to try to attend all my classes even if I still have to wake up early. I’ll just think of it as an investment for my future.

    Thank you so much for being very straightforward and giving solutions to our problems. Instead of pointing out our mistakes you help us improve. Once again, thank you! 😀

  3. I really enjoyed your site and all the helpful tips and advice that you have given. I just have one question: What about the student that works? They do not have “extra” time on the weekends to get stuff done, so what can they do? Please let me know if you have any advice for me in this regard. Thank you!

    • Hi Naomi, admire your for working and doing school. Very tough for sure. I often worked weekends during college and even just that was tough. There is no answer. Success is about having enough time to get it all done. All I can say is minutes matter. Try to use even the smallest blocks of time any chance you get. The 10 minutes here and there can make the difference. We will have a new time planning app out own the site soon so keep an eye out for it.

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