by Marisa Seager
The end of the semester as we know it is so close yet so far. It’s easy to look at your class syllabus or phone calendar to count the classes that are left, but that doesn’t include the amount of time and effort it will take to actually get there.
After returning from spring break, my stress meter always cranks right back up between the endless papers, projects, and exams to complete.
At this point, it’s so easy to lack in the department of effort, but I won’t be able to pull through without it. My best bet these past few years has been to lay out all of my remaining assignments, no matter how big or small, and compile them into a list. From there, I create a written plan of what I will do each day for the remainder of the semester. I know it sounds like a lot, but it really does help to know exactly what I need to accomplish and when to do so.
Many students take all the time given to complete assignments but during the second half of the semester, I have an urge to simply knock them out. While it does take a lot out of me doing so, it serves to save me some peace of mind.
It’s hard to be excited about the end of the semester and upcoming summer break when all I can think about is what I have to do in order to get there.