Although I consider myself relatively studious, I won’t deny that weekends make me want to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book and forget the world…especially the world of homework.
I’m sure I’m not the only one…but, for all the week-weary students out there, I have figured out a few ways that make my weekend workload productive and manageable.
To start with, it’s all about the planner. I’ve noted in previous posts how much I love my trusty“On The Hill” planner, so it should come as no surprise that it is indispensable in my weekend-management plan as well. Starting as early as Wednesday or Thursday, I make a list in the Friday column labeled “Weekend,” and start plotting out the things I should be getting done for next week.(I prefer to organize them by class, but most-urgent to least-urgent, biggest to smallest, or another scheme could work as well).
Once I have everything written down, I try to break up the workload across Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday. Since I’m pretty tired on Friday and don’t feel up to much, I might get a few textbook chapters out of the way or sketch out an outline for an upcoming paper. On Saturday, when I’m feeling more revived (hurray for sleeping in!), I’ll dive into the big stuff—mostly writing or note-taking. On Sunday, I try to focus on studying and organizing the work I have gotten done.
This plan can always be tweaked to fit different schedules, of course, but I have found that it allows me to have fun on the weekend while still keeping on top of my studies.2014-02-26