R&G Editorial: Tying up loose ends
As the semester comes to a close, it is evident that there is still work to be done. Whether you are on top of things or not, it is important to stay focused and, most importantly, diligent until the end. This is the time students often find themselves unmotivated as the winter break is merely weeks away.
Understand that if you drop the ball now, the consequences may be larger than you think. In many classes, these final weeks make up a considerable amount of your grade.
A helpful practice is to schedule yourself. Make a list of everything you need to do and commend yourself with a treat of your choice for completing the task(s).
It is never too late to do the right thing. If you feel the need to see a professor concerning your grade, schedule a meeting. Professors can often provide insight on how to get on track, even with the short time left.
Devils week (finals week) is fast approaching and I can attest to this being the most stressful period of the semester. To beat stress, avoid procrastination and get enough rest after accomplishing each task on your list. That way, you will be replenished and ready to take on the next task. Do not lose sight of the goal.