Back to school,…

30 Aug

Back to school, again! Finally. Spent the summer pulling 50 hour week shifts at a Department Store, in stock, so it was a pretty tough job.

Like many college students I’m working while putting myself through school. It’s hard, tiring and with my work schedule it’s hard to get any of my homework done the night before class. Since it’s only the second week, I’ve had a hard go of it. I work from 4am-10:30am, get to my Math class by 11am, and have an new assignment due 4/4 days a week. I stay at school until 7:50pm, for my language class.

I’m going to tell you all my secret, what I do is get a course schedule (either from the teacher or directly copy it from the syllabus), and I plan out my weeks. I list the 15-17 weeks for that semester, and under class headings, I put a  and then put areas to fill in the homework assignments all with the days they’re do.

So it looks like this.

September 3rd-7th     Engl 2010                                               BIOL 1010     ITL 3420

                                1. Read text 24-38 (3)                             1.                 1.

                                2. Write Comparison Paper (6)                2.                  2.

                                3.                                                         3.                  3.

                                4.                                                         4.                  4.

                                5.                                                         5.                  5.

(Only it’s in Open Office, so it looks a lot nicer. I leave some purposely blank, so while I’m in class, if something new springs up that wasn’t in the syllabus (like random assignments, readings and extra credit assignments) I’m able to use the same paper. (Of course I keep a file of it on my computer too.)

So at a glance I can see how much homework I must get done this week, and for those days when a class is cancelled, and I’m hanging out in the library, so I can see what’s due the next week, so I can get a head in my classes. Or so I know exactly what I might be hurting if I procrastinate.

College may be considered hard, and working may be considered hard, but if you utilize the time that you have between your classes properly, you won’t have much, if any homwork left to do come the weekend. Then, you can either relax, or hang out with your friends.

Just remember to get enough sleep!

-Real College Girl


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