How do you prepare for rest of semester following Thanksgiving Break? – The WAZZU way!

With looming group projects, multiple exams and dropping temperatures following Thanksgiving Break, it is difficult to allow yourself a true “break.” Thankfully my break had its great moments where I was able to spend quality time with my boyfriend, brother, sister, and extended family. However, I feel like the majority of my time was spent rewriting physiology notes, making management flashcards and cuddling under my heating blanket. I had two group projects on my mind, and I was worried how I would make it back to Washington State University safely in the event of snow and/or freezing rain.

Now I will share with you my attempt of being prepared for the rest of semester following Thanksgiving break. With an upcoming physiology exam I rewrote all of my notes to help myself prepare. This allowed me to accomplish some studying, however I was still interacting with all of my younger cousins running up and down the hallway. After I miraculously completed this task I moved on to review for my other exam: Management. The exam consists mostly of definitions, so flashcards were definitely the way to go.  I used this great site: You type in the word and definition, and then the website will quiz you on the flashcards that you made, you can also share them with peers via facebook and twitter.

After my studying was complete, my mind started racing about my 2 group projects with deadlines approaching. One of my group projects is research and a 10 page paper for my technical writing class; the other is making an investment decision for my finance class. I remember that when I downloaded NOOKstudy that it came with 10 FREE sparkcharts. I will be using the sparkchart on “research, style, and usage” to help me and my group write a successful paper. My finance group project, consists of a team of 8 individuals. EIGHT! I’m sure you all know how difficult it is to have the schedules and sleeping patterns of 8 college students mesh. So, I formed a schedule planner on  It allows each member to input their schedule and shows us the times that all individuals can meet.

By this time I felt extremely accomplished as Thanksgiving break was coming to a close, then I remembered I had to drive 2 hours to get back to Pullman, on a 2 lane highway that doesn’t get plowed. I decided that purchasing studded tires would prepare me best. Luckily the snow won’t be coming until later this week but I am reassured by the fact that my studded tires won’t let me down.

I prepared for the rest of semester following Thanksgiving break by using all resources available to me, communicating with my group members, and studying prior to the night before my exam. How did you prepare for the rest of semester following Thanksgiving break?



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