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Students Should Make Time Work for Them, Catholic University Counseling Expert Says

1 June 1995


a.gif (1076 bytes) planning calendar with entry spaces for each hour of the day can be as valuable a back-to-school gift for college students as the latest computer equipment, says a psychologist at The Catholic University of America.

John Parkhurst finds that incoming freshmen used to the structured schedules of high school frequently need pointers on budgeting study and personal time in college.

Even students with top grades and test scores who have juggled part-time jobs with volunteer and social activities in high school may find time management a problem in college, says Parkhurst.

He coordinates Catholic University's academic tutoring and learning assistance service and offers the following pointers to undergraduates to achieve balance without burnout:

Parkhurst is available for interviews at 202-319-5765.

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