In my first year at sixth form, I couldn’t believe how much free time I had. I spent most of my free periods in the common room socialising with friends and getting to know new people. Don’t get me wrong, making connections with people is super important at college, however, as we got towards mocks and the mid-way point of the year, I suddenly realised I had a lot of work that needed to be done pretty quickly. Over my first year, I developed systems that have worked well for me and have allowed me to be ultra-productive. Here are my top tips for using your free time at college effectively.
Organising school work can be tedious – especially if you don’t have a good system that works for you. Hundreds of hole-punched A4 pieces of paper can easily get lost. Today, I’m going to tell you how I organise my folders and work so that I’m as organised and efficient as possible.
I’m somewhat of a phone addict. My phone comes everywhere with me, including to college. Granted, it can sometimes lead me astray and prevent me from being as productive as I could be, however, it doesn’t always have to be a source of procrastination. It can be a really useful tool for your studies – there are hundreds of revision based apps out there and so I’m going to be talking about the apps that I have on my phone that I use on a daily basis to help me out at college.
The next academic year is going to be the most expensive of my life. Between saving for uni, my last ever holiday with my family and trips to go on with my friends next summer before we part ways, my bank account won’t be happy with me.
However, I think I’m a pretty frugal person – I’m organised and love to save and then splurge on big things (like holidays) rather than throw my money away on clothes and takeaway food. Don’t get me wrong, I think treating yourself if really important, however, if you’d like to start spending less and start saving more, here are some of my top tips.