Crunchtime: The Struggle of Prioritizing Assignments

As the school year comes to an end, many students find themselves encumbered by tests and projects that pile up on top of each other, leaving students struggling to prioritize which assignments they should channel more effort into.

Figuring out priorities can be a struggle for people of any age. Whether it’s balancing work and family life, or your personal wellbeing over tasty junk food, but it’s this time of year that students’ ability to prioritize is truly tested by several combinations of exams to study for and assignments to work on.

Interactive Media Arts student Joshua Delaronde finds that at times, assignments can even seem more important than personal health:

Every student seems to have their own way of dividing effort among their assignments, but many struggle to find a method that really works on every level. Instructor Erin Cox says to “start with a list and prioritize all the tasks you need to complete for your individual assignments… first based on the deadlines, then by order of importance, and how you decide on the importance is really ultimately up to you.” Ultimately, it seems that focusing on deadlines is the most important way of prioritizing, but what do you do when all of your assignments are due on the same day, as they often are?

Ultimately, while the weight of assignments and deadlines are important, when it comes down to it, personal health takes priority over all.