With so many projects due soon, it’s hard to choose which one to get started on first. Most students have three or even four essays and projects due by the end of the month, or maybe even sooner! Here’s some advice on getting all of those larger assignments done on time.
1. When is it due? Make a list of all your projects and their due dates, projects due in a few days are your first priority.
2. Is it a group project? Next, consider group projects. It can often be difficult to get group members together for a meeting, so this is one of the first things you want to schedule. Try to meet at least once a week until the project is done. Some group projects can be done by dividing up the work among you, but it’s still important to have one meeting before you present, and to keep in touch with your group members. Make sure two people aren’t covering the same topic, and that you know who’s sharing what.
3. How will it take, is it difficult, does it involve a lot of research? Will you have to go to the library to order a book? Difficult and time consuming. Difficult and time consuming projects should be your next priority. Don’t underestimate how much time research can take!
4. Are you interesting in it? Last are easy or exciting projects. These are projects that focus on a topic that is particularly interesting to you. Maybe it’s for your favorite subject, or you have a great idea. Try to save these for last, as you will be eager to get them done, and more likely to finish a project you’re excited about. Just remember to write down your great ideas so you don’t forget them when the time comes to do these fun projects!
Try to consider these four things as you prioritize your essays and final projects. They’ll help you get everything done well and on time. Good luck!