Most high school students look forward to senior year as a time to take it easy. Taking easy courses, having early release and late arrival every day... they spend this time stress free. While a majority of my peers are showing up to school late or leaving school early on a daily basis, I am taking 8 classes that consist of an even heavier workload than last year. Now, I am not saying this for you to feel bad for me. I knew what I signed up for this year, and I am determined to do well despite the harmful combination of the work load and the inevitable “senioritis”.
This week reflected upon my 8 classes and their workload, as it was the most work and stress inclusive week of the school year thus far (I say this now, but I’m sure this feeling will be recurring throughout the school year!) Luckily, rather than being discouraged, I looked at this week as motivation to improve.
School seems to revolve around a single skill, that no one will ever perfect: time management. I have always prided myself in being more towards classified as “better” in comparison to my peers when it came to time management, but with a skill like this there is always room for improvement. I plan to spend my weekends from now getting ahead for the upcoming week, and continually focusing on doing homework the day it is assigned. It was little things like that, that really helped my time management, and I just needed to be reminded of how to approach it.
ISM is a class that is very intensive and workload, but luckily it is over something that I am extremely passionate about. Most of my weekly updates revolve around the research that I had accomplished that week. However, while reading these weekly updates I understand that it is sometimes easy to forget from the reader's perspective that I am still a high school student. I am writing this week to not only reminisce on my study habits, but also to think about how I can apply my improvements to my effectiveness in ISM. ISM definitely requires good practice in regards to time management, and I hope to continue to look for ways to improve in this particular aspect of my studies.