I do feel that students need a break from school every now and then, but two whole months is a really long time. I feel that summer is the perfect time to take a class or two. I plan on taking a class I find difficult, like microbio, in the summer because I will be able to focus on just that class. I feel that its better to take harder classes during the summer because you don’t have a full load and homework for other classes and you can stay on top of that class. Why waste time when you can get a whole class done in a matter of a month. Whether it be classes at a community college or a university, everyone should defiantly take advantage of the time.
With all the stress and raging hormones, it’s natural for college students to break out. It is the result of oil (sebum) and dirty and dead skin cells clogging your pours and resulting in a bacterial infection. Healthy skin can be easily achieved by doing a few simple things every day.
- Drink Plenty of water.
- Exfoliate a few times a week.
- Wash your skin at least twice a day (especially before bedtime).
- Do not touch your face because your hands carry dirt and bacteria that clog your facial pores.
- Work up a sweat. It helps clean out the pores. Be sure to wash it immediatly after.
- Try not to stress. If you tend to do so, find ways to keep yourself calm.
- Shower daily.
- Use cleaning products that contain benzoyl peroxide.
- Use products with salicylic acid when your face is excessively oily.
I do this things regularly and it helps keep by blemish free. I hope it helps you as well!
In a class that prepares you for college, I came across a study plan that greatly works for me. I thought I’d share this good studing habit because I know how hard it is to find good techniques that guarantee success. The five say study plan basically consists of breaking up your study material into chunks and dividing it up to five days. The first four days you will go over new material every day and review the material you studies the days prior. The fifth day consists of solely reviewing all material. At this point you should not be introduced to any new material because you have already gone through it previously. My reviewing what learned every day, you will help your brain to retain the information. It also helps if you take interest into what you’re learning. Wanting to obtain knowledge plays a big role in how much of the material you retain as well as how long you will retain it. Material that you genuinely take interest in will be retained much longer than material you learn just for a test.
As a student, I barely have time for friends and a social life, let alone sleep. I find myself waking up every morning wishing I had gone to bed earlier the night before. It’s important for students to get between 8-9 hours of sleep. The long term effects of getting lack of sleep are quite severe. This can include from things like aging faster to being more inclined to gain weight. Stress is also higher in those who don’t get enough sleep which results to high blood pressure in the long run. All-nighters are also not advised because the brain has a harder time retaining information when it is tired. Short term effects of lack of sleep include making for mistakes and delayed reactions. Catching up on sleep on the weekend is also not advised. This interrupts the bodies sleep cycle and makes it that much harder getting up that Monday morning. As you can see, it’s important to make time for sleep and have it as a priority for your physical and mental health.
Sometimes it’s hard to not finish your homework or get any studying done when you’re in the wrong surrounding. For many people, it is a bad idea to study on their bed, because you are more inclined to feel sleepy and tired. It’s also a bad idea to do your school work outside if you are easily distracted. It’s important to know what surrounding best suites you, otherwise you will waste a lot of time accomplishing nothing. For me, I feel that when I am at home I’m more inclined to watch television when I’m in the living room and I want to go on social media websites when I’m in my room. Because of this, I go to the library because I don’t have the option to watch t.v. and I feel embarrassed being on facebook or twitter for long periods of time. The library also has so many great resources to help you with your school work, so not only do I finish my work, I end up going above and beyond on my assignments. Some people work better in groups, while others need complete silence. It’s important to work in a way that best suites your learning style to get the most out of your time.
As a student it is hard to find time to get to the gym and get in a good workout. Although it may not be a priority for some, it’s important to make it one. Both your body and mind need physical exercise to function at its peak. Most students spend most of their time in classrooms, libraries and cafeterias. It is important keep in mind that health must not be sacrificed to learning. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that people get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity most days of the week. Here are some ways to incorporate excerice in your lives as busy students:
- Hit the School gym during breaks or between classes
- Use days off to exercise
- Walk briskly to class
- Park further from campus to get in a good walk before class/after class
- Find a workout partner, it usually makes the pain of doing cardio a little less painful
- Listen to music while exercising
- Understand that your physical state is important to your mind and body (not to mention boosts your mood)
This semester I have made the mistake of taking four classes in one day with little or no breaks in between. Three classes are over an hour long and one is three hours long. This class day always leaves me with a headache and a ridiculous amount of grumpiness. Over a period of time I have realized ways get through the day. I hope these tips help you get through these horrid days.
- Always be sure to make time to eat lunch or at least one meal. Sometimes you have to study or do homework between classes and don’t have time to get food so it’s always a good idea to bring a meal with you.
- Take breaks when you feel overwhelmed. Either step out of a class or get homework and studying done before the class day so you can relax in between classes.
- Talk to a friend or make friends in your classes. This will make the day more enjoyable and definitely makes it go by faster.
- Listening to music also helps ease the mind.
- Snack when you need it. Eating will give you energy and will help keep you awake.
As a nursing student at the University of Texas at Arlington, I must highly recommend intro to nursing to any nursing intended student. It is a requirement if you are planning on applying to nursing school at UTA, but even if you’re not it is a very helpful class when it comes to using your school resources and keeping you on the right track. The class is designed to inform you of resources your campus has to offer that will most definitely make life as a student much easier. I have learned so much in just the few weeks I have been on the UTA campus. From utilizing the library to its full potential to learning about the different kinds of nursing positions, I feel as though the class in beneficial in more ways than one. It is a class I would highly suggest all freshman and transfer students take. It helps you get involved with campus activities, and forces you to utilize almost everything the campus has to offer with the assignments that students are required to do. In the end, it makes you a better college student, and definitely give you an idea on what kind of nursing best suites you.
I feel like I never have time for anything as a student. But where does the time go? From studying, to doing assignments, I feel as though so much of my time is dedicated to school. With that being said, why do I feel so guilty when I do things that are not school related. For example, when ever I work out or have some down time and watch t.v., I feel so guilty. I feel like I should use that time wisely and if I was to get a bad grade on a future test, it would be because I did not spend all my time and effort on the material. Thankfully, I know that I need to dedicate time to myself for my own sanity, but I can’t help but feel the way I do. For those people who share my feelings, I suggest that you realize that time to yourself is just as important as time spent getting important things done. What’s life if it is not enjoyable?
Hello, I am Ren Dhesi. Thank you for visiting my blog. I will be focusing on issues regarding my major of Nursing. I will be posting on subjects such as prerequisite classes, tips on what you can do to make your life as a student less stressful, and other things related to being a nursing student. I will also be writing about things pertaining to my personal life that other students may relate to. Check back regularly! I look forward to hearing back from you.