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GU-Q: Student Health and Wellness

A collection of resources to support the health and well being of Georgetown University in Qatar students

Office of Academic Services

The Main OAS Suite is located on Floor 1 in the wing across from Student Affairs and next to Student Wellness. Come here for economics, language, MAP, and study skills help. 

The Writing Center is located on the ground floor of the library. It is the perfect place for all your writing and research needs. There are printing facilities and four computers for students to use.

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Time Management and Improving Your Concentration Tips

There's never enough time to do everything we want - but there are ways to make better use of the time we have.

Ten Effective Strategies to Manage Your Time Effectively:
  1. Use a planner.
  2. Set goals.
  3. Plan for today, tomorrow, and later in the future. Subdivide goals into immediate, short term, and long term benchmarks.
  4. Divide 24-hour day into thirds: 1/3 sleep, 1/3 classes/work, 1/3 study/activities.
  5. Focus on what is essential in the development of your schedule. Work, study, read, rest, exercise, and socialize.
  6. Schedule no more than two hours of study per subject at one time.
  7. Begin studying as soon as possible after class.
  8. Create a daily to-do list and cross out tasks as they are accomplished.
  9. Record due dates in red for exams, papers, and other projects.
  10. Consider attending a time management workshop offered through the Office of Academic Services if you need additional assistance.

Can't stay focused on your tasks? Here are some suggestions to help you to achieve your goals.

  1. Select a place for study that is free from common distractions. Find ways to eliminate common distracters such as cell phones and social networking sites. If you are unproductive after 30 minutes of attempted study, find a way to change your environment.
  2. Take planned breaks rather than waiting until you feel burnt out.
  3. Decide exactly what you will try to accomplish when you begin your study. Set small goals.
  4. Study actively by surveying before reading, organizing what you read, anticipating test questions and reciting/reviewing.
  5. Do large tasks one small task at a time. Don't let the task overwhelm you so that your energy is used in worrying rather than in doing.
  6. Accept that you must do some unpleasant tasks.
  7. Reward yourself for studying.
  8. Remember: Improving your concentration skills will reduce your stress level!