Prepping for the Christmas Break!
I hope you’re all well. Today I want to talk to you about prepping for Christmas break as a uni student. The end of term is in sight, just 11 days away! Now, that might come as a relief to some of you (as it does to me) but I want to tell you about the steps I’m taking so that I can fully enjoy my time off.
First things first, I’ve made appointments with all of my module tutors to discuss plans for my upcoming essays. I have four essay deadlines coming up (one in the strike period and three in the Christmas break). This has made me feel so much more confident in my ability to write essays. Now I can just go ahead and start writing and I won’t have to spend the break worrying about unanswered questions. It works both ways. I wouldn’t want to have to come back into uni during the break because I forgot to ask something vital, and I’m sure my tutors wouldn’t want that either (it also wouldn’t be fair on them).
On a similar note, I plan to write all of my essays in as much advance as I can. The deadline for my third essay is 16th December. I really don’t want to be stuck writing 3000 words anywhere near that close to Christmas and my birthday (which is on the 21st). My theory is, if I apply myself and get them done as quick as possible I can immerse myself in the holiday season sooner rather than later. I’m not going to lie, all this brain taxing work is pretty painful but I know it will be worth it when I have nothing left to do. I can already smell those chestnuts roasting on an open fire…
Another thing I’m doing this year is planning accordingly. By this I mean setting a date when my brain has to kick back into gear. There is nothing worse than getting to the last two days of the break and realising you have pages and pages of reading to do. I don’t really have a choice this year because my final essay of the term is due on the 20th January but I find that if you plan ahead, the thing that you’re anticipating won’t be so much of a shock to the system when it arrives. Easing your way back into study is a much more productive strategy than just jumping straight in!
I hope that these strategies are effective not just for me, but also for you. How are you preparing for the Christmas break? Let me know in the comments below!