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Breakaway College Girl

by Ali Postle, Freshman at Northern Illinois University-DeKalb; 2012 West Central Grad-Special for The Quill

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know I did! Being back to school has been pretty crazy since the end of the semester is only two weeks away. I feel like there is so much to do but not enough time! I have been so busy, that I even almost forgot about my article this week!

There is quite a bit of pressure in college. You are expected to get things done when they are due, no excuses. Since I am the queen of procrastination, I like to save every single thing until the last minute. I feel as if I work much better under pressure. This probably is not the most efficient way of doing things, but it is my favorite way. Find a way that works for you and stick to it. Just make sure you are getting things finished!

College is kind of like a balancing act. You have homework assignments in all your classes. You have projects that have to be done by a certain time. You also have to fit in time to study for quizzes and exams. And on top of all of that, you have to fit in some kind of social life. It sounds like a lot, and sometimes it can be quite overwhelming, but once you get the hang of it, it some what becomes a routine.

I know I have said it before, but it is all about time management. You have to have priorities and get the most important stuff done first. Sometimes a nap is pretty high up on my priority list! There is nothing wrong with a good nap! Just make sure to get all the most important things done first, and you will be just fine!