Hey First Years!!
It’s beginning to become that time in the semester where the assignments are getting harder, the papers are becoming longer, and your sleep is probably decreasing! What I mean to say is, it’s the week before Thanksgiving break!! This is when most of your projects, papers, and assignments are going to be due, which is going to cause you some stress! Here are some helpful hints that will help you to get through this long week!
Organize and Prioritize!
It can become very overwhelming when you have things due for every class that have varying due dates. I suggest creating a list of the things you have due and then organizing that list by when they need to be submitted. Obviously you would want to complete the assignments that are due on Tuesday before the ones that are due on Friday!
Ask for help!
Salem State has many resources to get you through this difficult week when it comes to class work! The writing center is a great resource to help you write that long paper, the Center for Academic Excellence offers FREE tutors if you need some help studying for that exam, and the library has several resources to help you gain some extra knowledge about the topic you need (library databases, over 325,000 high-quality scholarly books, periodicals and media resources, 150 public access computer workstations, and much more!)
Make sure you’re staying healthy!
When school and turning in assignments becomes your main priority, sometimes we can let our health and wellbeing slip a little bit. Make sure you are staying hydrated, eating well-balanced meals, and taking a mental health break every now and then to keep yourself from becoming too run down! You’d be surprised what a 10 minute break, a granola bar, and some water can do for your health!
At the end of this week, make sure to reward yourself for all of the hard work you have done! This week will cause you a lot of stress, so make sure when the week is over to catch on some sleep and fun! Go out to your favorite restaurant, go buy yourself the new shoes you’ve been wanting, or just take a day to be lazy and stay in your pajamas all day. Treat yo’ self!!
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Center for Academic Excellence
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Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-5 pm
First Year Experience Office
Location: Meier Hall Room 100A
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm