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Feeling overwhelmed with university assignments watch

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    I'm a first year student and so far things have been going well. I've only had one assignment to deal with at a time pretty much with deadlines spread out so I coped well.

    However now I'm having everything hit me at once and I'm feeling overwhelmed. I have a report due in March, plus a test as well which is on the same day the report is due. I also have 2 reports due at the same time in April, then 3 exams in May.

    I feel like all of a sudden it's gone from being quite settled and manageable to just being an overload of work all in one go.

    I've created a schedule that if I stick to I will get all assignments done way before they are due (avoiding last-minute panic) plus doing plenty of revision for the test.

    I'm just concerned I won't be able to stick to my schedule and it'll becoming overwhelming for me. Right, now, I've tried revising for that test but I take one look at the lecture notes and just turn it away because I just can't focus or look at it. I have so much stuff to do it's scaring me.

    Can anyone suggest good ways to cope with this? It's so different to A-Levels. I've got my schedule which will make it all okay if I stick to it, but I'm just nervous about the pressure to do everything well and come out with a good grade at the end of it.

    Before anyone tells me to just suck it up because this is what university is like, yeah I already know that. I was expecting it to be difficult, however it's just surprised me how all of a sudden it's increased immensely. I'm not looking for people to tell me to just deal with it, I'm looking for helpful ways to make sure I don't fall behind. I don't go socialising, I only work part-time 4 hours a week and I space out my chores etc. across the week so I can spend a good amount of time each day working.
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    Sounds like you need to organise yourself and your work better and prioritise what work is more important and needs to be completed first (i.e the report) and then the rest will follow afterwards. You can only do one thing at a time so focus on one thing at a time and forget about everything else until you've finished it. We can't help you much - only you can help yourself with this.
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