Sorry for this not going up in the next week after I posted part 1. As everyone knows it’s been a crazy last couple of weeks. But anyway, today I’m sharing 4 more tips to help you catch up on school (right now is a great time to start 😉 ).
1. If you are taking an online course, print out the chapter!
This is one of my favorite tips. If you’re like me, I find it can be difficult to read large amounts of text off a computer screen, especially when it’s for school work! Another benefit in printing the chapter out is you can highlight sections (which I do a lot).
Just copy the lesson into a Word document, and adjust the font, the size, and any pictures. However, remember to change the setting to booklet form before printing!
2. Say the student’s prayer to St. Thomas Aquinas!
This is a great prayer to say before you begin school for the day!
Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding.
Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance.
Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally.
Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm.
Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
3. Try not to stress if you’re really behind.
Sometimes if you keep looking at the big picture, and how much school work you have to catch up on, it can get to be overwhelming. So, while you need to know roughly how much school you must get done, try to set a reasonable time frame for completing it.
I mean I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it, but to finish the said Science course I ended up doing 17 weeks’ worth in 7 days! Yes, it was intense, but the feeling of accomplishment when you’re finally done is something that no one can give you, and it feels amazing! 😉
My grades were also pretty reasonable, so if your grades start to slip because of doing so much at once, consider slowing down a little and doing some extra review on the chapters before taking the tests.
4. Reward yourself.
Last but not least, once you’ve met your goals or finished that course, take the next day off (as long as your parents are fine with that) to give yourself a break and relax. When you come back to more school, you’ll be refreshed and ready to go!
Now, what are you waiting for? Try out some of these tips and good luck with catching up on your work!