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Time Management

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#1 OFFLINE   Bae Seok

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

Hello, I am starting this topic because I know all of us are facing college and doing HO at the same time. Is there a specific method that you use for time management if any?

#2 OFFLINE   Soren Eide

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

Lists!! Mostly I study while I'm at school, and try to RP late at night after I've finished everything that needs to be done. I do schedules like this:

8:30AM - Wake up
9AM - Drive to school
10AM - MAT 303 Lecture
11 AM - MAT 303 Recitation
12 PM - PHY 142 Lecture
1 PM - Study for Physics
4 PM - MAT 200 Lecture
5:30 PM - Go home
6 PM - 12 AM - RP!!

However, depending on whether it's midterms or finals then all that gets screwed up :P
Anyone else do something for their time management?

#3 OFFLINE   Fern Martin

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

I work 2 jobs which are kind of demanding at times so once in a while I will get swamped with lots of work. Luckily I am off of school for now so I get some extra time to RP here! But once school hits, I am on this site like once or twice a week, I try to catch up but its hard. Plus I tend to hang with many people so my free time is spent with friends or on here again. But I understand, school plus work sometimes can be a hassle, you just gotta get used to it. THough it is sometimes fun to come here and learn other things too!

#4 OFFLINE   Bae Seok

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

I haven't yet done a method, I tried but they usually don't work for me. (Like lists.)
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#5 OFFLINE   Danica James

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

I get school work out the way as soon as I can then I have whatever time is left over for my online commitments. I use lists, but more of what work I need to do before I can do whatever I want. Like what day will work on a specific assignment, or read a specific chapter

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

I have character schedule, sometimes it's organized, sometimes it's messed up. I always get away with it anyway

#7 OFFLINE   Fern Martin

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:55 PM

Does anyone have any tricks or methods to keep them interested in this site? I sometimes don't feel like going on here when I have plenty of time to kill lol. Like earlier I was slightly dreading coming on here, but after I started posting I got back into the groove. This always happens, Ill dread coming on here, but after one post, Ill start posting for a while.

#8 OFFLINE   Spencer Little-Popovich

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:39 AM

With completing my first year of college, I really didn't know how to manage my time with college and HO. I had a very hard time trying to balance them both out and so I lost my first character. When Spencer came, I wrote out a schedule and each day, I would either study and work on homework for an hour or two, then RP for an hour or two and do that vice versa. I had four classes each term of my first year and went to school every other day. That's how it worked for me.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:53 AM

Usually finishes school stuffs first before HO stuff.

#10 OFFLINE   Clara Ivanova

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:15 AM

RL stuff before HO. One thing to remember

#11 OFFLINE   Fern Martin

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:11 PM

^ Exactly. RL is much more important. Wish I could devote more time to this site but you know, being an adult and all, yeah more important things.

#12 OFFLINE   Cara Cypher

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:41 PM

I agree with Spencer. I didn't know how to balance it all. You'd think it wouldn't be that hard. In the end RL won, and I don't really regret it; college is fun.
But I still want to be a part of this site and it can be frustrating to bounce right back into it and catch up after you've gone poof for a few months. I like FB to keep me updated when I'm bored and missing you guys. This way I don't miss out on everything and don't get so swamped when I'm ready for a full return to posting and all that fun stuff.
I'm not sure of a good answer. It was tough with 17 hours both semesters, music ministry and a club sport. I want to keep doing my activities, I'm taking 18 hours in the fall, and I'm living slightly off campus (I lived in a dorm in the middle of campus so I could really pop in at anytime.) I guess since I have a slightly longer walk I'll probably keep my laptop with me more (it lived in my dorm last year unless I needed it for something specific) so I guess if I play my cards right and I have the muse I could see some in between class posts happening.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:22 AM

It does get a little difficult at most times. However once you get in the groove of things and time management, it gets easier. Something to remember is that RL does come before RP. This is only meant for fun and to get away from all the hastle of RL. But seeing that we are in college it gets harder with how to spend our time. I have a schedule book I follow split into 15 minute intervals so I always have an outline of how long I am doing what each and every day. That helps.

#14 OFFLINE   Brynjolf Gray

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:44 PM

dont manage, rp all day

#15 OFFLINE   Evan Night

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:12 PM

In general, im having a hard time managing school and RL. Funny, I take classes online part-time, with my one year old right here. His father is busy 24/7... nonstop. This term especally, I am just not into it. Regardless,I will just keep doing what I do, until something clicks.

#16 OFFLINE   Linus Swanstrom

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:57 AM

Too much things to do, too little time :/

#17 OFFLINE   Draco Malfoy

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 11:01 AM

I have enough time to manage my responsibilities. 

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:50 AM

If you just plan out certain things ahead of time like test and study groups then you will go a long way. For the small things just make a goal to do one or two a day and if you get more done then good job! :) it helps a lot <3

#19 OFFLINE   Eryka van der Zwan

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 01:40 AM

=]  Time management is a personal thing, there is not one special trick that works for everyone. 


Lesson One:  Reality bites. 

It is a real living thing that ticks with the seconds of the day. 

It can be the best bite of your favorite meal, and it can be the worst mishap of the same dish.

The thing to remember is that you need to put some effort into your life. Being flexible helps.

Find your own priorities: yourself, education, family, friends, commitments there first

then the list could have sports, leisure, entertainment, and other people's drama.


Lesson Two: Get a balanced meal.

Why stress, learn to control the amount on your plate. 

Balance that plate.  1/3 you have to do. 1/3 need to do. 1/6 should do.  1/6 want to do.

The trick is not to neglect something should/need to do until it becomes a MUST do overload.

For me I would center a group of reports around one research subject.

One target to study, then write a history, science, bio, economic, art, psych, political report.


Lesson Three:  Share

If you are into lists use them.  Post its, apps, and study groups, they are very useful. 

We would get together with notes, questions, project and work on it. 

The short break sport/tv/movie gave everyone a chance to tag up messaging, relax, and go further.

Internet & laptops have made this section so much faster.  Links, ideas that were not used were exchanged.

When you are short on time, you do not need to waste it on a bad movie, restaurant or research material.


Lesson Four:  What is off your plate.

As Paul McCartney said, if we all had a meatless day one day a week we could change the world.

Consider to take off for a few minutes/hours for a mental holiday. Disconnect or Reconnect.

It can be short tasks, flipping a magazines, cooking, a book, gaming, HO. (Bring on the war games.)

I have sacrificed this day to getting ahead.  Finished project sits like a trophy on my desk.

HOgwarts allows you to escape to a destination, activity and be it a long post or a few fast replies.

Do something magical with or without a wand.


Lesson Five:  How often do you .....

There is only twenty-four hours a day, about six hours to sleep.

That gives you sixteen hours to go to class/study, 8 work then relationships and fun.

It is possible to skip a meal/brush your teeth/dessert/socialize or play.

If you follow your bliss you can be happy while you work, this relieves the dread.


Lesson Six:  Do I have to?

There is no rule that you must attend HO classes.  Classes give you quills/spells.

Try to come online and roleplay.  Relax.  Have an adventure. Dig in.  Have fun.

A fast response, dailies, weekly and the guest appearance. Enjoy

Once again at Hogwarts, doing something you want to do for the moment. 

Like a good book, open to the bookmark and go.  Brilliant!

Find your favorite chapter and indulge in it one more time. 


Lesson Seven:  Find your rhythm.

Life, school, work, HOgwarts, you need to find your niche.

There is something for everyone, and some of it takes time, effort and work.



Breathe - sit up lean back and breathe. Hunching restricts oxygen to your brain.

When your brain is locked up?  Do something with your other hand.

It will engage the other side of your brain to become more creative or logical.

Just moving your leg or strumming the fingers can help. Sports or chores.

HO can help, it jogs your creative thought process.  It empowers you, magic is possible.

Mozart is great for math/chemistry it effects the brain and helps you.

Find your study go to: repetition, hands on physical learning, mind mapping.

#20 OFFLINE   Arya Dhanistha Thrace

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 04:04 AM

I have no idea how I'm going to fit HO in since I'm having a terrible time managing as it is! :P

I can't wait to get started, though. I'm sure that, by some divine providence (knock on wood), it'll all work out! 

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