Academic Success Tip

This week’s tips focus on how you can use your time efficiently and effectively for studying during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Once you decide your priorities, plot out on a calendar which tasks you will complete each day.  Be realistic.  Mark down the actual hours you will spend on each task.  Consider the following possibilities:

  • Listen to CDs in the airport, on the plane, or while driving.
  • Review outlines while in the airport, or on the plane, or while waiting for family to arrive.
  • Photocopy the pages you need to read rather than lugging all of your books with you.
  • Ask a family member or friend to quiz you with flashcards at home or during a long commute.
  • Get up earlier or go to bed later than family so that you can carve out time to study.
  • Negotiate time to study when family/friends are doing other activities that do not need to include you.
  • Schedule time with family and friends so that you know when you can study and they know when they will see you.
  • Consider whether you can study in a different location than home in order to get time, space, and quiet for studying.
  • Plan to take Thanksgiving Day off if possible.  If you have too much to do, at least take a portion of the day off and have fun.
  • Use the template calendar attached to plan your schedule.
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