Daylight saving time (DST) gave the gift of time on Sunday and many parents and their college-bound teens wanted to maximize every precious extra minute. Only residents of Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa did not observe and therefor receive this one-hour bonus.
There are so many college prep activities added to an already busy day that families can be overwhelmed. With some time management and organization skills, parents can help their college-bound kids form a time management plan to achieve their college dreams.
This is a three part plan. Today, Part I provides the outline. Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3 for the details to put the plan in motion.
College-bound time management plan outline
- List Write down all that has to get done and want to do.
- Assess Estimate how much time is needed to complete each task.
- Calendar Put it all in writing on a calendar.
Without a plan, time can fly by. Focused efforts can accomplish a lot. For example, given an extra hour for college-prep, students can do one or more of the following:
- Research outside scholarships
- Apply for a scholarship
- Write a college essay
- Prepare a resume
- Fill in a college application
- Research colleges
- Review their college list
- Take a virtual college tour
- Look at a college’s social media sites
- Study for a college admission test
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