Buckling down and committing to study after spring break may seem difficult, especially after soaking up the sun on a beach, endless video games or endless partying. However, if expecting to graduate and be able to have a career in a timely manner, buckling down will be necessary. There are several tips that can help college students to buckle down and study after spring break.
The party is over
It may have been a week-long blast of partying from afternoon till daybreak every day during spring break, meeting new people and hanging out with close friends, but the party is over. The college student who is committed to his or her education will realize before the party begins that the party will quickly be over. Only those students who do not take college seriously will still be in partying mode once the first class begins after spring break.
Every college professor distributes a syllabus on the first day of class. Contained in the syllabus is the outline of the course material as well as test dates, assignments and projects, as well as the due dates for any assignments, projects or research.
Therefore students know from the first day of class that there will be projects, exams and what is required of them to be able to achieve a good grade.
It is absurd to wait until after spring break in colleges on semesters, or to expect professors to go light on students in colleges on quarters just because the student is returning from spring break. Know ahead of time if you have a major project or exam shortly after spring break. You may find that, horrible as it may seem, you may actually have to spend a few hours studying or at the keyboard during spring break.
Hang out with other students who realize the importance of buckling down
It is not necessary to isolate yourself from everyone just because you have to study or you are working on a project or paper that is due soon. Hanging out with like-minded students who realize the importance of buckling down and studying after spring break will motivate you and you will motivate the other students you are studying with.
Such study groups are not just for geeks anymore. As difficult as it is to find a good-paying job and to maintain a lucrative career, many college students may realize these days that the company of other students who have buckled down immediately after spring break is enjoyable, motivational and helpful.
Procrastinating is not an option
Unlike the way some students may feel upon returning from spring break after all those beer runs and sleepless nights, spring break recuperation is not an excuse for not completing research papers or projects or studying for exams. Procrastinating and waiting until the eve before the exam or two days before a project is due will only result in a terrible grade.
In addition to the terrible grade, your procrastination will show in your sloppy work. Professors have been around the block a time or two, so they have heard all the creative (or not) excuses that students have come up with. Instead of procrastinating and turning in sloppy work because you consider yourself still on spring break even though the college doors are open, buckle down immediately and avoid procrastination.
Remember your professor may hold the key to your future
Even though professors are very busy these days and business owners and hiring managers are as well, those who hire for companies may ask about your character in addition to requiring a transcript. Some individuals may be surprised to learn that hiring managers may be golf buddies or attend the same church or professional organization as your college professors. If you have a habit of procrastinating, not practicing good study habits which includes planning ahead and buckling down after spring break, you may find that employers you apply to have a very easy decision to make. You simply will not be hired.
To avoid difficulties throughout college and throughout what could be a very good career, it is imperative to practice the actions that include buckling down and studying immediately after spring break.