Anyone else come back to Boston with a new voice in the back of their head? One that’s constantly reminding you that the semester’s basically over and you could probably get away with sliding by for the next week and a half?
That voice is pretty persuasive.
We have a week and a half left to fight against the voice, so in the name of our GPAs, I think it’s time to talk war strategy.
Tactic One: Whip out those beginning-of-the semester grades.
You know the ones. The test you aced because you started studying for two weeks before. The paper with a fat A stamped across the top. All you need to do is look at the grade. Stare it down. Let it marinate. Remind yourself what you were capable of in those sun-kissed days of September.
Tactic Two: Study in sneakers (because you still have them on after your workout).
In the wise words of Elle Woods, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands” -or fail their finals. Spend a little time in FitRec, get the blood pumping to your brain, and then go have the most productive study session of your life.
Tactic Three: Let the holidays motivate you.
The only thing better than giving and getting presents during break? Giving and getting presents while your parents smile proudly from across the family room, with visions of sugarplums and your good grades dancing in their heads. So while you crank out the semester’s final assignments, repeatedly remind yourself how awesome the holiday season is. Eat cookies. Decorate your room. Go to the Christmas tree lighting in the commons this Thursday. Overpower the slacker voice in your head, troops, and it’ll be here before you know it.