Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Balance between School and Research

Over the past two weeks, I have noticed that finding the time to do research along with my schoolwork is a sometimes difficult task. My main priority of course has to be my schoolwork but at the same time as a member of a team I still have the responsibility to put in the necessary work for our team accomplish our goal. As I started the school year, I immediately noticed that I have to manage my time more efficiently to be able to fulfill all my responsibilities. During my research over the summer, I was mainly focused on just doing my research so managing my time was not an issue but when you have lectures to go to, homework to do, quizzes and exams to study for, and RSO meetings to attend along with doing your research;finding time becomes much more challenging. In order to achieve the delicate balance needed to be successful I have had to plan out each day in order to ensure that I am able to not only get good grades but also accomplish my research goals. At times I will admit it does become a pain having to live on a daily schedule but as famous author,Victor Hugo, says "He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign."