It happens every holiday. You’ve got a few days off, but
Teach interprets that as a few extra days to crank out a load of projects,
essays and homework assignments. No sweat, sweetie. With our help, you can have
your pumpkin pie…and eat it, too!
Start planning now
Thanksgiving is one week away. That means you have a whole
weekend and if you’re lucky, a few half days, to knock out that pile of HW.
Work out a schedule for when you’ll start—and finish—each assignment, then
stick to it. If you know you’ve got family coming over for an early dinner on
Turkey Day, or you always go shopping
with Mom on Black Friday, leave those days free to have fun. Loading up
elsewhere will keep your mind off your backpack and textbooks, and focused
entirely on enjoying the holiday.
Take advantage of half days
I know, I know. Who wants to get out of school early only to
come home and do more work? It might not be fun, per say, but it’s an easy way
to get all of your work done before the holiday really starts. Treat yourself
to lunch with your sweeties right after school, then hit the books. You’ll be
happy once it’s over, trust me!
Get it out of the way
Pull out your assignment pad and take a look at everything
you have to complete. Then rank them in order of which assignments will be the
easiest through hardest, and which assignments you’ll enjoy completely through
which assignments you dread. Work from the bottom of the list to the top—hard to
easy, loathe to love. Getting the worst of it out of the way first will leave
ya feelin’ fine and fancy free.
Take another look at that list and mark off assignments that
you can cross off while doing something else. Can you create a collage for art
class while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Could a quick convo
with your bookworm uncle help you brainstorm for a lit paper?
Ah, sweet Sunday
We’re all guilty of it, but that doesn’t mean
procrastination has to plague your Sunday. With your lab report neatly tucked
inside your bio folder instead of half-written at 7 p.m., you’ll be able to
enjoy corny holiday flicks with the fam instead of frantically trying to find
something A-worthy to say about cells. Sounds pretty fab, right?
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 11/17/2011 2:46:00 PM
POSTED IN thanksgiving, studying secrets, bust school stress, get your act together guide