Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dos and Don'ts for the End of Spring Semester.

Spring Semester is almost definitely the harder semester. It could be any combination of things that causes it, but among my friends and most college students I know, the Spring drags. For me, after winter's over I can't stand the bum weather, plus while half your time goes to school (presumably), the other half goes to making work plans for the summer, or trying to make sure you can meet up with friends from school, and the whole thing is a bit of a bummer. But there are some things you can do to alleviate the lameness, or even prevent it in some situations. I give you, the dos and don'ts of Spring Semester...

  1. Don't sit on facebook, because we all know you'll spend most of your time scrolling rather than studying.
  2. Do get outside, even if the weather isn't great. But if the weather is great, take advantage of it! There was a week of summer weather here in March and I'm pretty sure no one was inside, ever. I know my friends and I tried to study on the lawn every day that week, until we realized it was too beautiful, so we just enjoyed the weather instead.
  3. Don't slack, because even though we all do it, putting off work can build up and become stressful, which is no fun. So, the real lesson here is procrastinate in moderation.
  4. Do work consistently, rather than work hard. It's better to work consistently at 80% output consistently than to slack off normally and pull the occasional all-nighter. In the end, this will help you anyway, because you'll have a more solid base of knowledge from learning the material all semester, and wont have to cram the night before your final.
  5. Don't spend all your money on take-out. I did, and although it was worth it at the time, I now have no money (the last batch of Chinese I bought was paid for mostly in quarters).
  6. Do spend time with friends. It's important to study, especially at the end of the semester. But the best memories you have from college are when you're hanging out with your friends and having fun. It's good to have a balance, too much of one or the either will stress you out (either 'cause you've studied so much or so little).
  7. Do relax, because you can only do so much, and there's no sense in worrying about things you can't get done.
I can't believe my freshman year is over, it flew! To those who still have finals, good luck, and I hope everyone has a great summer!

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Yes to spending time with friends! It definitely helped me cope with exam stress ;)