So you're leaving campus with your friends for the weekend... YIPEEEEEEE! But you have a pile of homework and a to-do list that's longer than any of your readings. Welcome to the college "break" or "vacation".
Now what do you do? Today, I am camping out in the lounge of my friend's dorm, and we've been studying since 3 pm. Yup, all we've done is go to class, dance a little, and study. One of the biggest problems I had freshman year was not studying before leaving on a trip. Going home for the weekend, I'd bring homework and projects, but never get any work done. As soon as you leave campus, any desire for work is absolutely gone. You can taste the freedom and lack of responsibility. One of the great parts about living in the dorms is that they create a culture of academic responsibility (if you so choose to create a study spot).
As an Arts Management major, we generally have a syllabus outlining exactly what we need to finish for class and when. For me, this is GREAT! It allows me to set up a study schedule that works for me.
Here are some general tips for staying on top of your school work: