Freshmen Tips

A Survival Guide

Freshmen Tips

Maura Fennessy

This Issue’s Topic: How to utilize Your Home Day Between In-Person Days

As you know, this year is quite different, and if any of you are like me, trying keep my days straight has been a bit of a struggle. But fear not! I have some tips and tricks that can keep you ahead of the game and help utilize your home days wisely.

  1. DON’T PROCRASTINATE: I know it is tempting. You have an entire day to yourself, why do homework? This will come to bite you in the behind if you keep that mindset, so make it a priority to complete all your work when you have the chance. I’m not talking about waking up at the crack of dawn to start working but try and complete your work before video games or friends 😉
  2. MAKE A SCHEDULE: Getting thrown between school and home is enough to confuse anyone. We as humans work better with patterns and this year is anything but routine. So, to keep yourself sane I suggest creating a schedule for yourself. Whether this is waking up at the same time every day, completing all your homework at a certain time, or even be as simple as eating three meals today at specific times, having a schedule on your off day will help you feel more productive. That productivity train will keep rolling into your next day of school!
  3. USE AN ASSIGNMENT NOTEBOOK: Whether it is the school given one or your own, you need to stay organized. I know that I forget all my homework by the time I leave the school, so write your assignments down. You’ll be thanking me later when you knew to do the assignment that everyone else forgot about. These home days leave lots of room for forgetting so don’t let it happen to you!