It is the final week of school! There are still a few days left until the end of first semester, though. That probably means there are a few assignments and exams still looming. If you are like me, you might feel like you need to be doing 50 things at once right now. To help you get though this final week, and maybe give you some ideas of what to do differently next semester, here are a couple things I’ve been doing to keep it all together (more or less)!
Schedule: I have a handy little day planner where I write all of my due dates, appointments, and reminders, etc. I like having a physical book to write it all down. It feels so satisfying to cross things off when I finish them! If you don’t have a day planner, I encourage you to invest in one for next semester or figure out your own system! Google calendar works well for a lot of people, or you can make a giant wall calendar, too. I always have this weird fear that I’m forgetting something really important, and my planner really helps clear my head and reduce that anxiety.
Study with a friend or group: You know the feeling: it has been a long day at school or work and you know you have that assignment due. You know you should probably do it right away, but you start mentally calculating how many hours you can still put it off so you can watch Netflix. Because doing homework is literally the very last thing you want to do. I’ve found that the best way to get out of this rut is to study with other people! You can set a time to meet up with a friend or group and work together. This way, you can be semi-social, but still accomplish stuff. It’s a lot more fun than doing it alone. Plus, it’s a great excuse to go to Starbucks.
Get ready for next semester: Timetables are out now! If you have any problems or questions regarding courses or times, get those straightened out right away. Visit Student Services in B104 (Trafalgar), A247 (HMC) or B230 (Davis) or the Office of the Registrar for help.
Congratulations on finishing your first semester at Sheridan! I hope you’ve learned a lot and made some great friends over the past few months.
Enjoy your well-deserved break!