One of the hardest aspects of college is managing time. If you don't manage your time, you can negatively impact everything from sleep to grades. Before coming to college I used a planner and other loosely based systems to organize my time. I still have the same systems, but they are much more refined. In college, there's so much going on that you can't just base everything off of memory. Things need to be written down and constantly reminded. I use sticky notes, a planner, and electronics to keep myself on track.
Every Sunday, I go through all of my syllabi and write down my assignments for the week and then I color code them for urgency (some assignments don't need to be done right away). I write down all my appointments and the contact number of the person I need to meet so that I can contact them if anything goes awry. I also write sticky notes all over my room, other textbooks, and on my mirror so I can constantly be reminded of what I need to do. Lastly, I write reminders on my computer. This helps me because I sometimes remember what I'm supposed to do. When you miss assignments or meetings it reflects badly on you. It makes you look unreliable, inconsistent, and overall poor in character. Being unable to keep up with your college life may be detrimental to your college career. Practicing good time management skills are a huge part of a successful college career.