By Adam Greenan
2nd Year in Media Production, Coláiste Dhúlaigh
You will be given lots of assignments to work on during your time in college and it can be very difficult to figure out how to complete them all in time. Luckily, I have developed a strategy to help me get them done. Ever since primary school, planning ahead has been a very effective skill of mine, and it’s still very useful during my time in college, so here’s how I use this strategy for my college work.
You can start this off by making a list of your modules on a piece of paper or a document on your computer, and then list your current assignments underneath your module headings. Once you get a new assignment in one of your modules, you can add it to your list. Another important thing is to take note of the deadlines for each assignment, which helps you create a concise plan of when to do each assignment. What you can also do if it helps is to look through each of the briefs and break them down into different parts. That way, you can do one part of one assignment one day, then do another part of another assignment on the next day.
When working on an assignment, you can create subheadings of the different parts on the document you are using to write the assignment. This will help you give a proper structure to your assignment. I also find it helpful to create a separate document to compile all my research, with the references included. There, I can create bullet points of the most important things I need to focus on.
Although it may seem scary having to do multiple assignments at the same time, and thinking you are not going to get them all done in time. I felt like that way in November 2019, but this method really helped me to get through all of my assignments and I never missed a single deadline.