First things first–sit down with your calendar and class syllabi and make a list of all the assignments due for the rest of the semester. This will help you put everything into perspective and give you set of short-term and long-term goals. For each assignment, think about how long it will take you to complete it–you should now have an idea of your study habits and how long it takes to read class materials. And by thinking about this now, nothing should sneak up on you after break!
So, right now you should also be thinking about those assignments due just after break. Take some time now to work ahead and finish these assignments before you leave or make other plans for the week. That way, if something does come up, you can go without feeling stressed about all the work you have left!
Spring Break is supposed to be relaxing, spending time with friends and family. But if you do need to catch up on classwork, make sure you plan some time to take a break. One idea is to work on assignments in the morning and then take the rest of the day to relax and get outside. It’s always best to do your work first–then you can reward yourself with an afternoon movie or dinner out with friends.
Careful planning can make Spring Break a true break, no matter where you go or stay. Plan now and you can come back to school refreshed and energized!