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December 7, 2015

Finishing Strong— The Best Two Weeks of the Year

The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a whirlwind of activity. Everything from final papers to gift ideas can clutter the mind with a seemingly endless list of things to do. But in the midst of mayhem it is important to remember to finish strong. August seems like ages ago and the excitement of the beginning of the semester has long since worn off. In these last few weeks, you must remember that excitement. If you understand your work and you understand yourself, the end of the semester can be the best two weeks of the year.

Understanding Your Work
It’s easy for details to disappear in the chaos, but acknowledging that fact and acting on it can produce the best outcome. Understanding where you stand in each of your classes by knowing your current grade and what is expected of you in the coming weeks will provide clear expectations for what needs to happen. With these clear expectations you can plan your study and homework time and fully comprehend all that you need to accomplish before heading home for Christmas. Setting aside time for work among all of the distractions and events is crucial in finishing strong.

Understanding Yourself
Once you understand what needs to happen academically, you must also remember to have fun. Knowing the amount of time you need to devote to each class can help you structure your schedule effectively. You may not be able to go to every single showing of Elf across campus this week, but you can probably find time to see it once or twice. Enjoy baking cookies with friends, participating in 12 Hours of Christmas or attending Film Fest. Do the things that help you relax so that with the end-of-semester rush, you can finish strong.

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—AC Taylor, Graduate Assistant for Adventure Learning

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