Oh Great…We’re Back…So Now What?

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Published on December 6, 2017

The moment we hit the month of November, the first thing on my mind is “gotta make sure I get the big piece of turkey.”

Then Thanksgiving comes, and this year I stuffed myself on so much turkey that I slept through Black Friday and woke up on Saturday morning. In my expert opinion…totally worth it.

Speaking of Black Friday, the day where prices are what they should be. Probably the best time to get Christmas shopping out of the way at affordable prices. Little advice, be prepared to fight for all the best-sellers.

Then… Monday rears its ugly head. Don’t get me wrong, its Cyber Monday, but we face an adversary of epic proportions…going back to school.

I love hearing people say that we’re pretty much done at this point. For all of you out there who think this, please let us know where you got an education. I don’t think this phrase even applies to elementary school, let alone college.

For one thing, a lot of us are suffering from turkey withdrawal and empty bank accounts. Our minds aren’t on Math or English or whatever else we’re taking, we’re more worried about making it through the day, one day at a time until we reach Christmas break.

Before I go on, am I the only one who finds this schedule a little weird? We have about a week off, about 2-3 weeks of school, a final or two and then we go home. Is it just me or can we handle this a little differently? I’m not sure about everyone else, but once Thanksgiving hits, I’ve pretty much thrown in the towel at that point.

Now for the biggest obstacle when we come back…finals. For two weeks, we have to prepare ourselves, strengthen our minds for the hardest task this school has to throw at us.

While this is less work compared to the total amount we received before Thanksgiving, it’s far more important. For a lot of us, this decides whether or not we pass a class.

Many college students buckle down and study most of their free time. Take it from me,  Doing this will only wear you out by the time finals come.

Some honest advice, understand your subject. Review what you have to know about a subject, and understand how it works well enough to draw your own conclusion.

Study one or two subjects for an hour or two a day. You’ll soak up everything you need to know and if anything, go into finals with your armor shining, sword sharpened, and a look that’ll make your professor give you an automatic A.

Remember, this is what works for me. The best advice I can give you is to find what works for you. Do that, and you’ll have nothing to worry about.