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Academic Research Basics for Students: Time Management

Benefits of Managing Your Time

People who are good at managing their time not only keep their stress and anxiety levels low, they are also more efficient at getting things done. In other words, they are productive. Watch the following video clip to learn more about improving your own productivity.

Do you find you leave things to the last minute? As a student your life is very busy. You have courses to take, assignments and papers to get done, jobs to go to, family to please. This can all be overwhelming and sometimes juggling all you responsibilities might lead you to leave certain things, like school work, to the last minute - to procrastinate. 

Here is a Web site that provides you with tips that can help you to stop procrastinating and manage your time better in order to get things done more efficiently. Remember, good time-management helps ensure that you won't need to resort to plagiarism:

How to Manage Your Time

Learning time-management skills now will help ensure that you can do "A" level work throughout your college career. Having good time-management skills is one key to academic success. helps Additionally, managing you time effectively can also help to reduce stress, anxiety, and panic. The Library has quite a few books on managing your time. The two listed here are only an example of what's available to you. Need more? Find them by clicking on this link to get to our online catalog: CUNY+ (CUNY's book catalog). You then need to do four things:

  1. In the "Select search type:" click "Keyword in subject"
  2. Copy the following keywords: time management and paste them in the "Search for box:"
  3. In the "Select library box:" make sure "LaGuardia CC" is selected from the pull-down menu.
  4. You can also try "All CUNY libraries" in the "Select library box:" to see what you can request from other CUNY colleges.
  5. Click the "Search" button.

Tools for Planning Your Research

Assignment Calclulator This tool offers a step-by-step guide for the research process depending on what needs to be produced (paper, speech, etc) and the amount of time you are given to complete your research assignment.


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