Summer is a busy time for all – between increased social engagements, travel, vacations, and the beautiful weather; it can often be difficult to focus on school work. Here are a few tips for keeping up with your coursework during the summer.
- Plan ahead – if you know you will be out of town for a long weekend or extended period, schedule extra time before you leave to get your work completed. By getting all work done ahead of time, you’ll be better able to enjoy your trip stress free.
- It is often a good idea to let your professors know well in advance of any planned trips – but don’t expect them to allow you to turn in your work late.
- Be honest with yourself about studying. Don’t plan to study at 9 p.m. if your favorite show is on TV. And further, when you schedule a study time, stick to it. Consistency is related to academic success.
- Take study breaks – if the beautiful weather is calling your name, take 30 minutes to enjoy the outdoors! Chances are you will be better able to focus on your school work after a walk in the sunshine. Fresh air is always good for the mind and soul.
Have a happy and healthy summer!