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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Maximizing Your Time: Effective Time Management Strategies for Students

January 17, 2024

As a student, you know that managing academics, extracurricular activities, and social life can be quite overwhelming. Time management is essential for achieving success in your studies while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Luckily, there are numerous effective time management strategies you can use to optimize your schedule and get the most out of your time. In this blog, we'll explore some useful tips and tricks that will help you manage your time effectively, reduce stress, and increase your productivity. 

Organize your priorities

Create a list of all of your responsibilities, and then prioritize them based on their importance and deadlines. Focus your energy on the most significant tasks, this ensures that you are making the best use of your time. Begin with the most important tasks on the list, and work your way down to the less critical ones.

Create a schedule

Create a schedule for the day, week, or month, and do your best to adhere to it. Prepare a schedule that includes time for studying, hanging out with friends, working out, and unwinding.

Use a planner

To keep track of your schedule, tasks, and due dates, consider using a planner or calendar. Jot down all your commitments, and make sure to include everything you need to accomplish. As you complete each item on your list, cross it off to help you stay organized and motivated! 

Eliminate distraction

When studying, it's crucial to find a quiet place where you can concentrate without distractions. Find somewhere quiet to study, switch off your phone and any notifications, and try to eliminate as many other potential interruptions as you can while you're working.

 

Take breaks

Regular breaks can be incredibly beneficial when it comes to improving your productivity and preventing mental exhaustion. If you're struggling to stay focused, consider trying the Pomodoro technique. This method involves you working for 25 minutes and then taking a break for 5 minutes. By taking short, regular breaks, you can maintain your concentration levels and increase your overall efficiency. Give it a try, and see how it works for you!

Use technology wisely

You may maximize the usefulness of technology by making use of tools and programs that help you stay organized and on track with your plans.

Examples include:

By implementing the strategies we've discussed in this blog, you can take control of your time and kick procrastination to the curb. So go forth, experiment, and discover your own unique formula for success. Who knows, with these time management tactics, you might just have enough time to binge-watch your favourite show guilt-free!