Looking at your schedule for the semester, you may be asking yourself: when will I ever have time to study AND participate in student life on campus? While your academics should be your main priority, it is important to find a healthy balance between academic work and time to relax or pursue your interests outside of the classroom. That is why we have come up with 4 tips & tricks for making your academic career as a stag a successful one.
SPLIT UP YOUR TIME ON THE WEEKEND
On Sunday, most stags find themselves in the library preparing for the week. It is important to take at least one day out of the weekend to spend time doing your work - even if it is only a few hours on Sunday night. This will allow you to plan out each week while also having the time to socialize (from a distance) with your friends throughout the weekend as well.
BREAKS IN BETWEEN CLASSES ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND
If you have breaks in between classes, and you have exams on that day - utilize that time to the best of your ability! Breaks are your best friend! Use this time to briefly go over material that is not sticking in your mind. Try preparing a list of items the night before the exam that you would like to review during this break time.
TEST OUT TIMES WHERE YOU FEEL MOST ENERGIZED TO STUDY
There is no true secret to finding the best time to study when everyone feels energized at different times of the day. Take your first two weeks of classes to figure out where you can divide your time and energy into studying and doing work. When you have figured out what works best for you, try to stick to that routine.
USE A HAND-WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC PLANNER
Writing down your tasks for the week is one of the best ways to remember what you have to do and to be on top of your work. Be sure to take advantage of online resources, such as Google Calendar, Sticky Notes, and Course Registration. This will allow you to be one successful Stag!
We have even attached an electronic planner for you to download for your use! Check it out!
Thank you for tuning into Studying Sunday, now go study!
Stags Up & Out,
By: Olivia Mahoney