The Importance Of Time Management

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College students often find the most difficult aspect of college is time management. It’s recommended in order to be a well-rounded college student you need to put two to three hours aside per credit hour dedicated to studying weekly. I did research on how many hours a week LSU students dedicate studying in correlation to their: classification, gender, high school GPA, senior college, and credit hours. “[Students] may have more background knowledge in English than [they] do in math. In classes that are more difficult for [them], it is not unusual to spend three to four hours a day in study and fewer in the classes with which [they] are more familiar” (Utah State University). I created a survey because “conversations with students are the most effective way to determine the specifics of underachievement” (Balduf 2009).
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More than half the participants were female; there isn’t a direct correlation between each gender studies more because there was fluctuation in each genders’ answer. I also see this trend with classification and senior college having not correlation to the amount of hours spent studying. I did notice the respondents that had 2.4 or less high school GPA study for 7 or more hours; however, only 2 out of 25 had that GPA. Therefore, that observation is inconclusive and would required more research.

Utah State University. Complete the Estimating My Weekly Study Hours Worksheet (see Reverse Side) (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.

Balduf, Megan (2009). “Underachievement Among College Students.” Journal of Advanced Academics, Vol. 20, Num. 2, Winter 2009, 274-294

Jensen, Deborah, et. al. (2011). “Lab 2 – Time Management.” PSY 1730 Student Lab Packet, 6th Edition, 7-9


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