There are only three viable ways to deal with this problem: favor work over gaming, let the games affect the grades, or figure out how to create enough time for both. Since we already know that any student would prefer to maximize game time over study time, the following advice will show you how to do just that. Which of these areas could use a little tweaking to better manage time?
Map Out the Entire Semester In Advance
Once you have all class syllabi in hand and know what assignments are going to be due when it is possible to start developing a plan for getting everything done. Start making a written list or download a free homework management app for students and start populating it. Zero in on the easy work and prioritize it on your list. After that, deal with the heavy lifting: essays, term papers, special projects, and assignments.
Now take a look at the list. The assignments that take the most time for many students revolve around writing. Essays and papers are tedious. If the student isn’t a proficient writer in the first place, they are even more so.
It can be very frustrating trying to concentrate on a paper, especially with a mind that keeps wandering off to gaming. In those instances, a college essay writing service can get your written assignments done for you. It will cost money, but that money buys two things: the ability to turn in more difficult work on time and the ability to spend more time on gaming.
Choose the right games
All the games are different. In order to enjoy the game sometimes 30 minutes is enough, and for some games, 10 hours of playing time are few. On weekdays, it’s best to play games that don’t need a lot of time, MOBA (Dota 2, LoL, HoTS, HoN and etc.), Multiplayer Shouters (CS:GO, Rainbow Six Siege, Team Fortress 2, BFV and etc), Simulation games (Fifa, NBA, PES, Forza and etc), Battle Royale Games (Fortnite, PUBG, Apex, CoD: Black Ops 4 and etc).
If you want a break from writing an essay or solving equations, these games are best suited for this situation. Here you can spend 30-60 minutes and play several times.
For the weekend, RPG or Adventure games are better suited. They need to spend at least 2-3 hours, not everyone has so much time on weekdays.
You need to choose the right game for different days of the week. And do not play until late at night on weekdays, when it can be done at the weekend.
Assess All Assignments and Make a Plan
Decide how many tasks you can manage to complete and how much of the work on the bigger assignments you can do independently, including essays and papers. Even if you do decide to use a writing service, doing as much research and note-taking as possible is definitely preferred. It makes it easier to compile a paper that reflects what you have actually researched and learned.
Be realistic about the time it is going to take to complete everything. Devise a plan that reflects what can be realistically accomplished in a given amount of time. If it still feels like it will be difficult to meet your goals, it’s time to consider how your time is being spent.
Start Using Your Time More Wisely
This is where it becomes necessary to be a little honest – we all know there are things that eat up our time that could be managed better or even removed from the equation. Start with the obvious obstacles and come up with productive ways to reduce or remove their impact.
If time management just seems like an impossible task, consider getting some help with it. There are so many time wasters that creep into our day, it is easy to not even notice some of them or realize just how much time they steal. Consider using a more versatile time management app that assesses where time is being wasted throughout the day and start fixing the problem(s). The more time the app can help free up, the more time there will be for gaming.
Don’t Flunk Out
Sometimes, there just isn’t any way to eke out all the time we want for fun and games. At the end of the day, we can’t just flunk out of school. Decide which is more important: the game or the future. College is the time most young people learn big lessons about adult responsibility. Don’t learn this lesson the hard way: be dedicated to classes and studies, get help when it’s needed and have fun with the time you do manage to put aside for gaming.
College is an exciting time. Don’t make it stressful by neglecting the important stuff (and yes, we’re referring to the grades, not the games). There is help out there for managing time and ensuring academics don’t get neglected. Use the advice in this article and tap into both.