The Center for Access and Success (CAS), oversees the University’s compliance with the legal mandates expressed in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 for students with documented disabilities.
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Effective Time Management: Making a Daily To-Do List
Commit yourself to time management and stress-reduction strategies. The following plan will help you to start the semester successfully:
- Write: Sit down every evening or every morning and write a to-do list for the day.
- Prioritize: Prioritize tasks according to importance and due date. Only include what you can reasonably complete in one day, and remember to plan for meals and sleep
- Consider Stress: Also consider level of stress associated with each task. For example, it may be best to put the tasks you dread the most at the top of your to-do list in order to "get them out of the way". It may also be helpful to consider when you have the most energy and focus during the day, and schedule more stressful tasks for those times.
- Remember to Relax: Do not forget to schedule time to relax or engage in things you enjoy! This will give you something to look forward to and will help to reduce stress throughout your day. For example, you may plan to get a coffee after 1 hour of studying, or may plan to read a magazine for 20 minutes for every few hours of writing a paper.
- Cross Tasks Off: Cross tasks off as you complete them - it will help to keep you motivated and provide satisfaction for your hard work.
- Reward Yourself: When you complete you to-do list for the day, reward yourself appropriately. This could mean going out with friends, walking around your favorite store, or giving yourself a manicure/pedicure. Get creative!
What is a Graduate Assistant and why should you make an appointment with one?
A graduate assistant is a current graduate student who is working as a mentor in the Center for Access and Success. The job of our graduate assistants is to help current students who are receiving accommodations from the Center for Access and Success to improve their skill set, maximize academic success, and minimize stress related to managing your course load. Organizational skills, time management skills, reducing test taking anxiety, improving note taking skills, advocacy and assertiveness training, and stress management are just a few things our graduate assistants can help you with. Call us or drop by to make an appointment!