How to survive sweet summer time...

By Chelsea Pimentel

Chelsea Pimentel

Summer time for a graduate student can be somewhat hectic, frustrating, and a wee bit stressful. Being in the education field, you get to see all your friends and co-workers fully embrace and enjoy their summers with trips, lazy TV watching days, and just an overall carefree two months. Not that as a grad student you can’t do all of those things, but as a student your summer does need to be a little more structured and planned.

(So in the following I am going to give some tips on how I stay on track during the summer...)

First off, during the summer it’s extremely important to STAY CONNECTED and up to date with all the due dates. It’s important to stay connected throughout the year, but because summers can be so unpredictable with small trips, water park days, and random festivities, being up to date is a little more crucial.

Next, I always try to plan out my weeks to where I finish all my assignments and discussions a little early, so just in case something comes up, I have at least completed the necessary assignments. I find it a lot easier to complete my assignments when I have them planned out and decided what days I need to turn what in, especially if we have something planned on certain days.

Last, I love to make lists. I know I have discussed in my past blogs how much I love and appreciate the organization of listing what needs to get done by prioritizing. In the beginning of my week, I not only plan out my assignments, but I also list out my week by day and what needs to get done on each day. By listing my priorities I not only stay organized but it also helps me stay a little sane.

So this summer I plan on enjoying my summer while still keeping up with all of my assignments and using these small tips of staying connected, organized, and on top of things!

Hope these tips help you & ENJOY summer, y’all!


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