Hump Day Conquered: Classwork Today Equals More Freetime This Weekend
What day is it? That’s right, it’s Hump Day! Congratulations you’ve made it halfway through the week. If you are an online student then today might be a scary reminder that classwork is due in less than a few days! For some, finishing classwork during the week isn’t possible. There’s the family commitment, work, and the unpreventable things like illness and stress. If this may be the case, does waiting until the weekend to start on classwork make you any less stressed?
Try to work a few times during the week on school projects and assignments. Instead of spending the night with your Netflix account, get a couple of hours of classwork done. Setting a weekly reminder in your Google calendar that tonight is the night to work on discussion posts for class will help you stay on top of it. Also, the earlier you reply to your classmates the more likely you’ll get more thoughtful responses then if you’re adding them at the last minute.
You may also consider that technical support may not be around to help you at 11 p.m. on Sunday night to help with the classroom locking up for you. The best times to get a response is during the week…yet another incentive to get work done sooner. Why do this all on Hump Day? Well, it’s a consistent peak every week and for the most part after a peak you see a plateau. For those not looking to thrill seek their education a middle of the week approach to assassinating assignments is less stressful and generally a better use of your time. And if you want some extra time this weekend you need to get things done early. With summer winding down it would be a shame to miss out on a summer concert series, wine tasting, or a night out with your friends all because you wanted to lay about today.
Freeing yourself up for a day or two of no work and schoolwork will be worth the compromise. So, give it a try!
By J. Mason
Online Learning Tips Editor