Even if you do not procrastinate and are the most organized person in the world, time can be one of your biggest enemies in college. Here are some tips for using time wisely Tackle harder work first. Yes, tackle the harder stuff first so that you are sure to have enough time to complete it. Youll feel a greater sense of accomplishment completing the work in this order. Take breaks as reward for work. Reward yourself for completing a major task by taking a break and chatting with a friend or watching some television. Not only are the breaks good motivation to help you complete something, youll also be more refreshed to tackle the next bit of work after a break. Break larger projects into smaller, easytoaccomplish pieces. If you have a massive term paper due at the end of the semester, break up the work into smaller chunks and assign deadlines to each part. Do not overextend yourself; learn to say no. Besides all your academic work, you will also be asked to get involved in all sorts of clubs and organizations while in college and at some point, you will have to learn to say no to some requests of your time. Work hard to play hard. One of my favorite students used to say that she worked hard so that she would have the time to play hard and thats a good balance. Just make sure you do the work FIRST.