Thanksgiving recess is almost upon us, and the anticipation for family time and turkey is growing day-by-day. It seems so sudden that the end of the semester is nearing, and the rush to prepare for last-minute group projects and final tests has begun. If you’re someone that tends to lose drive after Thanksgiving break, here are a few tips to stay motivated and finish the semester strongly:
2. Make an appointment at the CLAS.
If you know that a certain paper may be difficult to write or a class has been particularly hard, be proactive and make an appointment at the Center for Learning and Academic Success for tutoring. It is much easier to maintain motivation and work on an essay at home if you know that you have an appointment to work on it with a tutor later in the week.
3. Set aside time to relax or do something fun.
Don’t forget to give yourself a portion of time each day to unwind or do something that you love! If you keep yourself too busy, it’s easy to become exhausted and lose all motivation. Whether it be spending an hour at the gym or watching an episode of your favorite Netflix series at the end of the day, make sure you set aside some time for yourself.
4. Set small goals, and celebrate your successes.
Return from Thanksgiving recess with a few small goals- finish a project by a certain date, study two hours for a test, or anything else related to preparing for finals. Writing down specific goals can be inspiring as it allows you to also cross them off of the list as you succeed. Try to accomplish each of these goals to the best of your ability and celebrate your achievements when they occur.
Hopefully these tips will provide a little bit of balance during this time of the year and re-energize you to finish out the semester with more motivation than usual. If you have any questions or need more suggestions to maintain drive, I encourage you to visit the ninth floor of 73 Tremont, where you can gobble up some support!
As midterms pass and we enter the push to Thanksgiving, I thought I would try to make your lives a little easier. As a junior, I consider myself an expert Suffolk student. I know the ins and outs of the campus, all the best places to eat, to study, and much more.
If you’re interested in learning about Suffolk’s best, keep reading!
Good luck Rams!
Hannah Davies, CLAS Tutor
Best place to eat on campus:
73 Café Santa Fe Salad all the way
Best deal off campus:
Avana Sushi 2 à ask for the special combo: soup/salad AND two whole sushi rolls for $10!!!
Best food to eat in the dining halls:
Chicken caesar wrap with fries
Best place to use up Ram account money:
Rite Aid: 100 Cambridge St #102, Boston, MA 02114
19th floor of Miller Hall (check out the pic above as evidence!)
Best place for group meetings:
Library study rooms
Book them online with a friend or many
Best place to get some fresh air:
City Hall Plaza
Plenty of places to sit down, eat lunch, and people watch. Plus, it’s only right around the corner from campus.
Best quiet spot on campus:
9th floor Commons, 73 Tremont
New this year and always quiet!
Best place to study:
CLAS of course! Our tutors are the best! 9th floor of 73 Tremont
Make an appointment with us today!