As your classes come to an end, it can be very tempting to look ahead and get distracted by preparations for the future rather than concentrating on what needs to get done today. Many of the tasks completed during the last part of the quarter can have a major impact on where you go from here. Make sure you use these tips to finish strong.
Now is not the time to let your organization go. If anything, this is when you will need it most! Make sure you have a clear understanding of final assignments, exams and requirements so there aren’t any surprises as you complete your classes. Many times, final assignments will be weighted as a large part of your final grade as they are an opportunity for you to demonstrate the material you have learned. Make sure that your completion of these assignments reflects a commitment of excellence to your education.
Know Your Have-to-do’s
Make sure that you have a comprehensive list of what you must accomplish by the last day of the quarter. Prioritize this list, and tackle it from top to bottom one at a time. Don’t include things on this list that pertain to anything past the last day of class. This is your “before the end of the school year have-to-do’s,” so complete these items before you concentrate on what you need to do to prepare for the future.
Don’t put it off
Saying “I will take care of that later” can be a toxic mindset when you are in the final stretch. At the beginning of the quarter, it may have seemed that you had all the time in the world but the deadlines are now quickly approaching and big projects are going to take time and concentrated effort. Go ahead and complete tasks that you have been putting off. This will decrease your stress level as things get down to the wire.
Proper Self Care
Things may seem overwhelming and your schedule may get a bit more cramped as you make efforts to finish the year strong. It is so important that you build time into your schedule to take care of yourself. You will need all of your strength to perform at your best, and that includes getting a proper night’s sleep, eating nutritious meals, exercising and using stress management techniques.
Your future is important! For many of you, it is why you have decided to be a South College student, and we are proud to partner with you in making your dream a reality. We hope you can use these techniques to concentrate on the importance of the task at hand while still working toward your end goals. As we wind down this quarter, we are excited to see what you do next – either with us or on the next venture you take. If you or someone you know are interested in partnering with South College to further their education, contact us today!