Stuck in the Snow Day Groove?

I’ve had the snow day conversation an infinite number of times with fellow students and teachers here at SSU, and the ultimate consensus is that it is taking a toll on us all, academically. It almost feels as though this semester isn’t really in full-swing, but it’s time to get back into classes and get some work done. Believe it or not, we’re already almost halfway through the semester!

So here’s some tips on staying on top of schoolwork during these seemingly never ending blizzards:

  • Sign Up For a Tutor – this can be done at any time through your navigator account. Just log in using your salem state ID and password, and to the left under “Quick Links,” scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list and there will be a link that looks like this; give it a click and step by step instructions will follow!
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  • Log into Canvas – not all teachers use Canvas, but the one’s that do are using it to its full advantage during this snowmageddon. Many teachers will post their lecture notes from the missed classes online so that when we do return to class (especially those Monday-only classes), everyone can be caught up and you can jump right back into work. It’s always a good idea to use Canvas, so you can check when assignment due dates are coming up and communicate with your professors. If you have trouble logging into/using canvas stop by the First Year Experience office for help in Meier 100A.
  • Go to the Library – cabin fever has hit us all hard, and it’s important to get up and get out of the house, despite all the snow on the ground. Going to the library is a great way to find a quiet place to work separate from the noisy resident halls and home distractions.
  • Get a Planner – staying organized helps you stay on top of all your school work and all the due dates you have coming up. A lot of assignments, exams, papers and tests are probably being rescheduled in your classes, and its important to keep track of them all; write them down on a calendar, in a notebook, or in a daily/weekly/monthly planner!

Keep in mind the University has sent out a revised schedule for the rest of the semester!
Friday March 27th will run on a MONDAY schedule
Monday May 4th will run on a TUESDAY schedule

Good Luck!
FYM Kelly


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