Student tips on to-do lists

Learning at Lincoln - Someone writing a list in a notebook.

Why should you use a to-do list?

When you have several important tasks to do at once (for example, 3 assignments), you may find yourself thinking about the other tasks while trying to focus on one of them. This can be stressful and could result in your work not being as good as it could be.

Research into to-do lists conducted by Wake Forest University in North Carolina shows that organising goals and tasks into a list means that, as long as a plan has been made to complete it later on, thoughts of an unfinished task are less likely to distract from the task you are doing at that present time.

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