It's May 1st, which means finals are right around the corner. We want to ensure you do your best even while distance learning so here are some tips to help you prepare!
Turn off all distractions- Whether this is your phone, a television, or finding a seperate room from your parents/roommates on a work call, it is important to seperate yourself and find a clean space to focus.
Don't get too comfortable- Avoid working from a place you may forget to work on: whether that be a comfy couch or your bed. Find a place that keeps you accountable.
Utilize Zoom for study groups- Although you may not sit next to your classmates every week anymore, that does not mean they have to be out of sight out of mind. Promising to study together is a tool you can use to keep yourself working and motivated.
Set a goal amount of study time each day- Try not to study too little or too much in one day, you can burn out either way. If you dedicate specific time to work and include breaks, you will be much more productive.
Keep an updated calendar for each lecture or exam you have- While sleeping through a final is a nightmare we have all had before, this becomes much closer to reality as we take them from home. Make sure you are on top of your schdule for the week, knowing what time you will need to be up and present for your exam.
These past few weeks have been difficult for all of us. If you find yourself feeling unmotivated to take on the day in front of you, make to-do lists, take breaks, make sure you eat healthy snacks and have enought water throughout the day, but just know that these days will pass. We hope you find these tips helpful as you prepare for your final exams. Good luck!!
Things To Do While At Your Varsity House Apartment During This Time
Mar 26, 2020
We’ve survived the first weeks of social distancing while working from home and taking classes online. Now is the time to relax, but when you’ve been cooped up for a week, and still can’t hit the malls or movie theaters, how can you spend your time?
Virtually go to the Zoo! The Cincinnati Zoo is hosting live events every day at 3pm on their Facebook Live. Check out the page here
Attend a live concert from your couch! Check out the artists and schedules here
Binge watch a series. Have you been wondering what Baby Yoda is all about? Why not catch up on the Mandalorian now? You can also make this social with the Google Chrome Extension of the Netflix Party and watch with your friends remotely
Learn a language. The Duolingo app is free and has more than 30 language courses. While you won’t become fluent with the app it is a great way to start!
March represents many different things for people. Two of the biggest things celebrated during March are the start of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day- what’s not to love about either one of those?! Below you will find some fun facts and information on both that will help you prepare for the celebrations.
National Holidays in March
Women's History Month
Deaf History Month
National Craft Month
National Foreign Language Month
Irish American Heritage Month
Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month
Spring Time Greatness
Spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox, officially begins on March 19th
Our clocks will spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 8th
The term Spring or “springtime” refer to the idea of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.
The season Spring brings with it the ability to start enjoying more outside activities that you may not be able to do in the Winter season. These can include: Camping, Fishing, Flying a Kite, Playing Mini Golf & Starting your garden! More activities can be found here!
All Things Green
St. Patrick’s Day, commonly referred to as St. Paddy’s Day, is on March 17th
Corned Beef & Cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish that originated in New York and not Ireland. Find some great Irish recipes here!
The popularity of Shamrocks and Four Leaf Clovers stems from St. Patrick using these plants to explain the holy trinity to the Irish.
St. Patrick’s Day cannot be complete unless you are wearing green and everything around you is green! When celebrating, some show their Irish pride more than others. Take a look here!