Use Downtime to your Advantage

Beware of ‘easy’ weeks. This is the calm before the storm. Lighter work weeks are a great time to get ahead on work or to start long projects. Use the extra hours to get ahead on assignments or start big projects or papers. You should plan to work on every class every week even if you don’t have anything due. In fact, it is preferable to do some work for each of your classes every day. Spending 30 minutes per class each day will add up to three hours per week but spreading this time out over six days is more effective than cramming it all in during one long three-hour session. If you have completed all the work for a particular class, then use the 30 minutes to get ahead or start a longer project.