Posted By: Sarah Klaassen on November 15, 2010
I can’t believe we’re already partway through November. This semester has literally flown by. For those of you who didn’t read the blogs from last year, I’m Sarah! I haven’t blogged yet this year but I was a blogger all last year. I’m a second year student in the commerce program. It feels like I just started second year but really, I’m almost half-way through!
Between mid-terms and final exams the time goes so fast you don’t even notice it. All the readings, assignments and presentations are just starting to all build up right about now – the next few weeks will be pretty hectic! My Information Systems professor said today that we have 6 classes left before finals. Now is the time for lots of group meetings and hiding out in the library (Stauffer is great for that). Final exams are ending pretty early this year, second year students are finished December 18th and what’s great about university is that Christmas vacay is about 3 weeks long! I’m already looking forward to that. Exam period will begin December 3rd when classes end. So between the 3rd and the 18th we will write all our finals and have around 3 weeks of no classes and pure study time. This sounds like tons of time but there always seems to be an exam coming up in a few days to keep you motivated.
This is also the time to prioritize. One of the great things you learn from Commerce is how to organize your time and these are the weeks to use those skills! Between assignments and presentations you really need to look at your to-do list and evaluate. What is top-priority? What could I spend a little less time on? What is worth the most? By second year most of us have figured out what works best (it changes for everyone). First year is the best time to figure this out and yes, it does get stressful at times. The best way to prepare for this is to start making study schedules (even in high school!). You will find out what works for you and hopefully figure out how to be effective.
Seeing as I have a huge amount of marketing to work through (it’s fun though!) I’m going to leave it here. As always, let me know if you have any questions – I’d love to answer them! firstname.lastname@example.org