Making the Most of Your Time


MIT's pace and rigor intensifies as the term progresses, so be prepared to take an inventory of what is going well and what can be improved as the term progresses and develop ongoing strategies that will help you tackle any future challenges.

Review our advice on managing your time most effectively; maximizing lectures and recitations; best practices for tooling and studying; test-taking considerations; and tutoring resources.

Time Management

Before committing yourself to more units and new extracurricular activities, be sure to assess your free time wisely. You'll find excellent advice for managing your time efficiently in the Time Management

If you feel that you still need assistance with time management, be sure to discuss your concerns with your advisor and associate advisor. The staff of the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming stand ready to help you as well; stop by 7-103 or 7-104 or email firstyear-www@mit.edu to set up an appointment. 

Other Concerns

Other issues impacting performance and adjustment might be personal, social or mental health-related. If you find yourself experiencing any of these issues, you should speak to your advisor right away and connect with campus resources.