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It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint


Hey! I hope you are doing well and that you are starting to settle into a good place this semester.

You have probably taken your first exam and no matter whether it went really well, bad, or just okay, remember “it’s a marathon not a sprint”. Now is a good time to figure out whether you may need to re-adjust to make sure you have a successful semester. I have provided a few ways that may help you get the grades you want on the next exam or paper.

1.) Speak with your professor. Whether you are doing good or bad in the class as of now, this is still a great time to connect with your professors to get pointers to help you understand how they teach, and how to study for their exams. This is also a way to let your professors know who you are just in case one day you may need a reference for a future job or internship.

2.) Study every day. I know that seems like a lot with everything you have going on, but it doesn’t have to be. Studying could be reviewing your notes for each class 15-20 minutes daily. This repetition will help you retain the information. Furthermore, you will be prepared for any surprise pop quizzes.

3.) Cut out the distractions. If you know that you have a huge test coming up or a paper that you need to write, now is the time to cut out any distractions. For example, if you are easily distracted by having your phone next to you, turn it off for a minimum time like 30 minutes and focus your mind on the task at hand. Then, you can take a break, check your phone, and then turn it off again. These intervals of focus time and breaks will help you to get more done in a short amount of time.

Well, that’s all we have for you this week, and we hope this helps you achieve your goals for the semester. We are here if you ever want to catch up or just talk. Remember we have been through this, and no we may not know exactly what you are going through but talking with others always helps.

Love,

Cindi & Ashley

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