5 Tips to Stay in the Game

It’s the week after Spring Break and the last thing you want to do is go to class. And who can blame you when summer is just a few short sweet weeks away? I know my thoughts seem to drift more and more towards the beach and less and less from Biology.

It can be so easy to just throw in the towel now, but don’t do it! We are only half way through the semester, so damage can still be done (or undone) to your oh so important GPA. Here are 5 tips to stay motivated and get through the homestretch successfully!

1) Connect with your classmates.  When preparing for a test, ask a few if they want to meet somewhere for a study party. Not only will you get to take advantage of what they picked up in class that you may have missed, but working with others will make the time more enjoyable and go by faster.

2) Keep your eyes on the prize. I know, the future is still forever away. But someday you may want that exciting internship in the city or your dream job. Employers will look at your college transcripts and use the grades you earned as a reflection of your work ethic, focus and determination. Make sure that you give them something good to judge you  by.



3) Refresh yourself. After being cooped up all winter in the house, the last thing I want to do is stay inside on a nice day. Gather your friends and go for a walk, play tennis or basketball. Or simply roll down the windows, turn up the music and drive. The fresh air and sunshine will be rejuvenating, thus helping you to think clearer.

4) Balance time wisely. I find that having a certain time everyday to do my homework dramatically increases the chances of it actually getting done. Find a time that works best for you. Leave off any distractions, such as Facebook, your phone and tv.

5) Reward yourself. When you have done a job well, don’t forget to celebrate. Redbox the new release you missed in theaters and just relax for the evening. Staying on top of all of your school work can get tricky at times. You deserve to take a break once in a while!

Commit to staying in the game. Sign a pledge at Phi Theta Kappa’s Completion Commitment day, next Monday, April 4th.

What are some things that you do to stay motivated for class?

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