Senior Season

Was anyone else under the impression senioritis was only a thing in high school? Well if so, let me be the first to let you know, it is just as real in college! 

With classes online and graduation around the corner, it’s become a little more difficult to stay motivated academically. Although I am experiencing senioritis I am still dedicated to maintaining a high GPA. So let’s talk about some things that allow me to reach my goals in the least motivating times!

Time Management: This can be the hardest thing to master not only because of the unfortunate fact that there are only 24 hours in a day, but that sometimes we have to experience poor time management to achieve well time management. Remember, this is a workaholic speaking. I like to schedule more time than I know it will take for me to do an assignment to give myself wiggle room. Also, I am not only an excessive planner user but I use a whiteboard calendar and weekly whiteboard calendar. Anytime I receive a date I write it down immediately!

Color Coding: If there is one method I cannot live without, it is color-coding. I use the same colors for all my items everywhere. For example, my work schedule is written in green, my assignments are written in pink, and leisure is written in purple. Color coding allows me to see what my week entails more clearly. 

example of how I color code to plan my week

Staying Motivated: College is no doubt challenging. It can be so easy to lose motivation when things become overwhelming. I’m so thankful that I am passionate about what I’m studying and about my future career. Staying passionate and remembering what you’re doing this for will help you as well. Keep your vision clear even in the most overwhelming times. 

Use Your Support Systems: I will be first to admit I can be a little too independent sometimes. Before my junior year, I had a bad habit of wanting to get through challenges all on my own. Breaking this habit was the best thing I could have done for my academic goals. Leaning on my friends, creating study groups, and using school services regularly has helped me tremendously. Tip: every semester when you receive your syllabi, plan to finish your papers at least 5 days before the due date so you can take them to the writing center! 

I am so thankful for USG. Not only do they provide a tremendous amount of support services for students but the environment is also supportive. If you are feeling overwhelmed academically I strongly encourage you to make an appointment at the Macklin Center for Academic Success.

Please comment if you have any questions about my methods or if you have any tips and tricks you’d like to suggest yourself!

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1 Response to Senior Season

  1. Laura DeMarco says:

    I love the 5-day rule. Writing tutors do fantastic work! Also, your handwriting on your color-coded schedule is gorgeous.

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