Level up: time management

Recorded Tuesday, May 25 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


With so much pressure to perform well in school and dedicate any free time to the college application process, high school can get very overwhelming very quickly.

So, in this episode of Level up, Shravya will walk you through how to best manage your time during the college application process. She’ll draw upon her experiences having applied to both undergraduate and medical schools to teach you how to confront procrastination and avoid burnout, so you can stay well while achieving your goals.

This will also be an interactive session — so come with a pen and paper so you can partake in a custom exercise. And as always, we'll work to answer any questions you may have in the chat throughout the session.

Your host

Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
8:33@SiriusApollo:yea i love notion :D
9:08@sonali.ratnasinghe:Monday.com is my favorite! It's similar to notion but slightly simplier.
9:30@SiriusApollo:i use it for everything lol
10:55@sonali.ratnasinghe:Google Calendar is so pretty and simple!
11:22@SiriusApollo:tru i also think college vine should have a google calendar extension!
11:51@sonali.ratnasinghe:I'd link the Docs in "Location" to link things on Google Calendar
13:51@SiriusApollo:kanban board?
24:50@sonali.ratnasinghe:listening to podcasts while on the bus or getting ready is my favorite!
25:45@SiriusApollo:u have to be really honest for anki tho lol
26:29@sonali.ratnasinghe:i'm looking to get into business and there are great small podcasts to better yourself!
29:05@elena:@sonali.ratnasinghe any favorites podcasts?
30:37@sonali.ratnasinghe:maria hatzistefanis' audible!! my favorite is "how to make it happen"
31:47@sonali.ratnasinghe:everyone gets a certain amount of free audible credits per year!
35:08@sonali.ratnasinghe:Does the Pomodoro Method work?
35:10@sonali.ratnasinghe:Haha you read my mind!
41:04@sonali.ratnasinghe:Yes, finding time for standardized testing (SAT/ACT) is something I'd need tips for!
44:51@Melissaike:can you also talk about procrastination
46:53@sonali.ratnasinghe:I have a hard time saying "no" to great opportunities (I was given two internships and took both as an example).. how do I get better with that?
49:21@sonali.ratnasinghe:Thank you!!
49:30@SiriusApollo:do u suggest coding during productive free-time bc Im not allowed to use social media bc of parental controls.
50:40@cerberus:I'm getting late into high school and I'm still having trouble with managing and developing my extracurriculars, do you have any advice for that?
52:14@elena:My advice is to get rid of whatever you have the instinct to do when you sit down to work such as go on social media. Just delete the app(s)! It takes a little bit of "withdrawal" and (diligence of saying no if it's something you can't delete) but I'm so much more productive. Now I don't even miss the apps I deleted!
53:18@sonali.ratnasinghe:Adding a screentime is my favorite!
53:38@elena:Highly recommend the app Toggl Track for tracking time spent on SAT studying- makes you want to get more time in!
54:10@sonali.ratnasinghe:If you are looking for service project assistance an organization I'm in works to help high school students!!
54:19@sonali.ratnasinghe:I worded that weird sorry haha
54:35@SiriusApollo:thank you!
54:47@ecohen309:So i took the SAT for the very first time, and I scored an 860 I wasn't really satified with the score, I want to take it again, but would there be any good college to get in with a 860?
55:23@akshayabulusu:What extracurricular activities do you recommend to do in high school?
57:53@SiriusApollo:ooh @sonali.ratnasinghe im interested :)
57:56@sonali.ratnasinghe:https://generalservicess.wixsite.com/generalservices it's going to be a nonprofit !! it assists high schoolers around the country with getting into service teaching them and providing opportunities to get into service! they teach you and provide you with so many great resources!
58:12@SiriusApollo:i also suggest exploring your school clubs! in the beginning of this year, i went to over 20 clubs in the beginning and narrowed my list down to just 2-3 of them based on what i liked about it.
60:10@akshayabulusu:So, I am going to 9th grade do you have anything that I should use prepare for ACT or SAT?
61:18@Jayden.Divinity:Khan academy SAT prep
62:20@sonali.ratnasinghe:Khan is amazing!! It connects to future PSAT and SAT scores!
63:32@akshayabulusu:Okay, thank you! Plus, for 9th grade do you recommend taking both Algebra 2 and Geometry?
64:56@SiriusApollo:oof i did the opposite for practice test lol. I used up all the official ones first and used third party after :'). now im waiting for my test prep to start in summer.
66:07@chaotic.mz:I knew someone who took both Algebra II and Geometry together. They didn’t find it to be too troubling.
67:29@SiriusApollo:u can also talk to your guidance couselor for your schedule
67:54@sonali.ratnasinghe:Great to meet you!


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