BTS Series | Back-to-School Tips

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Everyone has tips that they think of whenever you think of back-to-school. This is, personally, my favorite time of the year. All the school supplies, kids getting back to learning, and, let’s be real, I’m just a huge nerd. Being the nerdy teacher’s pet that I am, I’m going to give you some tips for you to take while going into the new year, semester, or whatever you call it in your neck of the woods!

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  1. Get a planner. I cannot tell you how many times having a planner has saved my butt whenever I have been stressed to the max during a hard semester. I have to write everything down. It’s also a good place to just have your life fully planned out and ready to tackle each time you open it.
  2. Set-up your sleep schedule. Let’s face it, you’re going to be busy during school. Whether it is cramming for exams or just going to class, you need energy. You have to sleep and you can’t just live on coffee and Redbull (unfortunately). Make sure you set-up your sleeping schedule so you have the amount that you need to succeed each day.
  3. Pace yourself. Don’t go too hard in the paint and overwhelm yourself with things to do every single day. I do this a lot and almost always end up regretting it. We all need “self-care” days and you need to make sure that you have the time to fit those into your busy schedule.
  4. Keep up with your schoolwork. This seems obvious but we all can let the hussle and bussle of life take over and forget that we are actually in school to learn. Whether you’re in high school or a senior in college, you have to make sure that your studies are your number one priority. This is your future!
  5. Plan ahead. This is in all things. Whether you’re planning next week’s schedule, your workout routine, or what you are wearing for class the next day, plan it! This helps you be less stressed and keeps things from being forgotten because you were trying too hard to do it all.
  6. Keep on smiling! There may be tough times but it is nothing that you can’t combat with a little positivity and a smile. You can make it through anything that life throws at you. You are amazing, beautiful, and perfect for the job that is life. Keep on keepin’ on, baby doll!

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BTS Series | “Today’s Schedule” Printable

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Got another printable for you lovely people to help out with all your back-to-school needs. This is one that I honestly think could be used for anyone, even if you aren’t in school, but I love to lay out my schedule each day and this gives you an easy format to do it in 30-minute increments!

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You can even print a ton of these and make your own binder so you can just turn to a new page each day you have something you need to plan for. I think this is an awesome way to make sure you are hitting all your goals and planning each day thoroughly.

Let me know in the comments if you download and share on social media with #lokprintables with all your planning updates to this gorgeous template.

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BTS Series | Backpack Essentials

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Back to school is around the corner and you will be living out of your backpack soon enough. Knowing that, there are some things that everyone should have in their backpack (yes, even you men out there!) whenever you are walking around campus all day. Now, if where you live is like Kentucky right now, it is blazing hot so you’ll need to keep a couple things specific to your own location if those do not apply to you but I am going to share some basics that I always felt necessary when starting up a new semester.

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#1 Notebook

I always kept a five-subject notebook for my courses and just had all my notes in one place. Some people prefer one notebook for each course or using a binder with loose leaf paper. Whatever works best for your personal taste should be just fine but just make sure you have something to take notes, make reminders, and just start off the semester on a good note.

#2 Writing Utensils

Being a college student, it doesn’t much matter what your preference is for this but I usually stick to mechanical pencils and Papermate Flair pens or gel pens. Those are my personal favorites for notes and my planner so I always have them on hand. Pens, pencils, markers, or whatever you want to write with should be perfectly fine but I always suggest having some type of pencil at the very least.

#3 Planner

I am a planning gal. I write down everything including meetings, classes, important dates, work schedule, reminders, etc. I need to have all these things written down somewhere or documented some how or I will forget about them. This is why a planner is essential to my backpack during classes. If you work better out of technology then you may consider carrying your phone (which you probably already do) or a tablet/computer to help you keep things “written” down.

#4 Water Bottle

I normally either reuse water bottles or get one that I can just fill up whenever (but I always seem to lose these, unfortunately). I always suggest water because you are going to be going nonstop most days and will need to stay hydrated to keep up with class and all the walking to different buildings, especially if your college’s town is as hot as mine is right now).

#5 Snacks

I have low blood sugar so having granola bars, mints, gum, etc. is engrained in my head. I think you should always carry light snacks just in case you don’t have time to run through a drive-thru or make it to lunch at the dining hall. You need to stay energized and food does that!

#6 Highlighters

I am a firm believer in highlighting in my notes, textbooks, planner, etc. I always like to have them with me, even if I barely use them for a certain class. It’s something that I always want to grab for and regret not having when they aren’t in my bag.

#7 Sticky Notes

Or notecards. Whatever works best for you. I prefer sticky notes because I put them in my notebooks or planner have the time and that way they don’t fall out and I have less of a chance of losing them. I use these for to-do lists, notes on assignments, important information, etc. They’re handy and easy to pack!

#8 Headphones/Charger

Running around all the time can be boring and that can cause the usage of technology to be a lifesaver… unfortunately it does not save your battery. Having headphones will give you something to do using the off times but I’d make sure you always have a backup phone charger in your bag for emergencies. Additionally, if you prefer to just bring a laptop, this might help save your phone from the brunt of the battery loss!

Those are all the things I suggest having in your backpack going into the new semester. Obviously, things change depending on where you go to school, what you need in your courses, and just you as a person but these are things that I generally see myself and my friends having whenever we are starting off. Let me know your must-haves in the comments!

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BTS Series | Assignment Calendar Printable

Assignment Calendar Printable

So, I have something new for you guys to kick off my back-to-school series! If you didn’t know, I did graphic/web design as a hobby for many, many years. I do not have any training or schooling in this area, though. I did start with that major but I didn’t like the idea of it as a career so I never moved further. I have so much love for those who do it for a living because some of the work I have seen is absolutely stunning.

Anyways, I decided to use my dug up skills to create a FREE printable for you guys! I am super in love with how it turned out. I didn’t love it at first, as always, but I kept messing with it and got this gorgeous textured look that made me fall in love.

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Spring 2017 Semester Goals

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Back at it again with my goals! Part of me wonders if these really help but I know it makes me feel better to set goals for myself, even if I don’t always reach them all. This time, I am going to try and focus on including only my education/school related goals in these. As you know, I previously listed my 2017 personal goals as well as my 2017 blogging goals. If you haven’t read those, be sure to go check them out.

#1 Continue my all-A streak in my courses. I made all A’s again this past semester and I am very proud of myself, especially considering all I went through during that time. After making the Dean’s List yet again, what better goal could there be than to continue my streak for my last semester before student teaching!

#2 Stay involved in my sorority/organizations. Even though I have made it past my first semester in my sorority, which is known for being the busiest, I still want to make sure I go to as many events as possible. I love being involved and I want to continue to be such. I also want to keep being involved in the organizations I am a part of.

#3 Finish all my paperwork/meetings for study abroad. Although I’ve shared this with you guys, I am going to Ireland this coming up May. I have never left the country so I am beyond excited for this experience. I got the email that I was expected with conditions (obviously pending more paperwork, payment, etc.) so I am moving forward with the process.

#4 Get everything finished for student teaching. After this semester, I will be student teaching. I am sooo close to graduating, it’s unreal. I’m beyond excited for what my future career will hold and I cannot believe that I am this much closer to working in a school and having my own classroom.

#5 Invest in the perfect planner for student teaching. Planners are what keep my life in the most organized condition it can be. Being that student teaching will be such a time consuming and new journey, I need to get the perfect planner for this process. I am planning on getting the Erin Condren planner but I am still looking into my options. Any suggestions?

That is all for my goals for this semester. I can’t believe that it this time of the year again already. I know it happens twice for me but I get equally excited every time (until all of those assignments start rolling in). I can’t wait to see how I do with this goals.

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How to Organize Your Planner

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With the new spring semester coming around the corner, being able to organize your life is a must. Being busy when I’m not in school means that I’m that much more so once my classes begin again. I’m going to show you some good tricks to help keep your planner in order so your life will be, too!

#1 Color code by types of entries.

This may be a color for each class, a color for appointments/meetings, a color for each organization you’re in… the list can truly go on! You can color code your planner any way that fits your own personal needs, as long as it does not make it harder for you to organize your life, then it can work!

#2 Use to-do lists!

You can write them on the pages of your planner, use the notes section in the back, or even add in some sticky notes to jot your lists on. To-do lists always keep me organized because it narrows down what I need to do in a certain time period without overwhelming me, like looking at your monthly/weekly view in your planner can do sometimes.

#3 Plan at least one week in advance.

A planner does no good unless you use it to plan. That’s why I like to lay out everything I can as soon as possible. However, sometimes that just isn’t plausible. So, my rule of thumb is just to plan everything at least one week in advance. If I know about events, assignments, etc. more in advance, I’ll write them down but if not, I stick to the rule!

#4 Make your planner appealing to the eye!

When your planner is nice to look at it, you’ll want to use it more and look at it more! That’s why I try to pick out a “pretty” planner that makes me want to use it then use various colored pens (because my planner is color coded!) to keep it looking sharp. Whether it’s a $10 planner or a $50 Erin Condren, you can make it your own!

How do you organize your planner?
What’s your favorite planner?

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BTS | Fall 2016 Semester Goals

Goals always get me in the right mindset for a prosperous future. That’s why I’ve collected my goals for the month, personal and blogging that is, in a previous post. Being in college is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I love being able to learn something new all the time and study what I love while I do it. This is probably why I want another three degrees after I finish this one… Regardless, I need to set goals for myself in order to make sure I keep myself on track for success.
#1 Reach 10,000 steps at least 3 days a week. This is a bit harder to keep up with right now because I am not allowed to have my phone in my pocket or on me at all at work so it stays up front. I’d probably get a bajillion steps in each day if I was able to but such is life. I want to make this goal specifically for days that I won’t be working.

#2 Set a gym/work-out schedule and don’t stray from it. I always say I’m going to go to the gym every single day or work out at home but I do it for a couple of weeks and then flake off. I can’t keep doing that. I need to make a schedule and stick to it. I think setting something more realistic like 3 days a week would be easier than every single day.

#3 Continue my streak of all A’s every semester. I’ve gotten all A’s for at least two semesters (maybe even 3 but I can’t remember at the moment) now and I want to keep that trend going. I have a whole post about how to get straight A’s (using my own methods), if you’re interested.

#4 Read at least three books for fun. I always neglect doing things for me during the semester. I either get too caught up in school or am just too tired to want to do things that I enjoy. I’m currently reading a book and I want to keep up with my reading throughout this semester. I think setting a goal for one book a month will surely help!

#5 Stay involved in my organizations. As you all know, I accepted a bid from Alpha Delta Pi this semester so I am very excited to add this on to the organizations that I take part in at my university. I am also president of our local Student Council for Exceptional Children, vice president of our Kappa Delta Pi chapter, and vice president of social media for our National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter. This, as you can imagine, should keep me pretty busy (which is how I like it!).

#6 Take time out for myself. This is going to be the hardest one. I am always so focused on school and helping everyone else that I never take time for me. I will not do this anymore. I am going to go out with friends, have a glass of wine at night, binge watch Netflix, read those books I set a goal for, and just relax sometimes. It may seem scary (ha) but I know I can do it if I really stick to my goals.
That is all for my goals for this semester. I can’t believe that it this time of the year again already. I know it happens twice for me but I get equally excited every time (until all of those assignments start rolling in). I can’t wait to see how I do with this goals.

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BTS | How to Get Straight A’s in College

Getting all A’s in any school setting can be tricky but it seems so much easier in high school. You don’t have nearly as much personal responsibility and many times teachers walk you through every step. College isn’t like that. It’s up to you to make sure you get that 4.0 GPA. However, lucky for you, I have some awesomely fantastical tips to make this a bit easier on you.

Disclaimer: Even though these tips work for me, they may not work for you. You have to find what is best for you and roll with it. Everyone is different. I’ve seen some pass every class without ever opening a book and some that need to read every night for it to sink in. We all have different learning types and, if you know yours, you should definitely roll with it!

#1 Use. Your. Syllabus.

I really don’t think some people realize the importance of a syllabus in college. Your professors basically map out the entire semester in one little 2- to 10-page document (depending on the professor and type of class). Some include an entire course schedules with all assignments, projects, exams, etc. Some just include what chapters you’ll be covering when. Some just tell you when the midterm and final are. Whatever they give you, utilize it. If you ask them about it and it’s in the syllabus, they will likely tell you that you should already know and ignore your questions. Some professors are nicer than others but I’ve had many get upset with me for missing something in the syllabus and then asking about it later. If you don’t understand something in your syllabus, ask the professor. They will almost most always explain something to you if you’re just not sure what it means… as long as you don’t wait until the day before whatever that applies to happens.

#2 Take the lead. Always.

Group projects, man… you’ve had them, I’ve had them, we all have. They’re the worst. Not only because most of us are antisocial caterpillars but also because we don’t want to depend on others for a good grade. The great thing about it is… you don’t have to. Yes, it may require more work, but if something isn’t getting done, don’t just sit around and get a D because your partner didn’t want to do their part. Do it. I almost always have group evaluations whenever I have these projects and I always and 100% honest on them. Tell your professor who didn’t do what and, on the reverse side, who the best group members were! If you don’t have evaluations, go to your professor’s office hours and tell them that so-and-so isn’t doing their part. Normally they will either speak to them and or lower their grade on the project individually whenever the final grades are given (Sounds harsh, but people who don’t do the work don’t deserve the A that you and your best group member had to push out while the other two played on their phones during every group meeting.).

#3 Use some type of organizational method.

A planner, a to-do list, a calendar app, or whatever it may be, use something to organize your life! You will need this desperately in college. Actually, you’ll probably need this for the rest of your life after high school. Having your life organized keeps you from forgetting things that could easily be fixed with writing it down in a planner or saving a reminder on your phone and it also makes you get in the habit of having something to look back on. Even if you have the best memory in the world, you are bound to forget something… this will make sure everything, including feeding the cats, gets taken care of.

Side Tip: Make a to-do list every week to organize your weekly tasks and thoughts. This really helped me when I started getting closer to the end of the semester and big projects, daily assignments, and studying for exams all started piling into one week. It was difficult. I would make a list every time when things like this happened (first things are what needed to be completed first and in order to the least important item at that date).

#4 Find your best study method and stick to it.

I know so many people that say that you should use tons of different ways to study so you don’t get sick of something but I completely disagree with this. If I used something other than flashcards and note lists, I wouldn’t pass a single class. I tried the Quizlet app and, although it wasn’t the worst way I’ve tried to study, it didn’t do the trick for me because I didn’t have to physically write out everything. If I write it down, especially several times, then I’m bound to remember it. That’s how my brain works. Writing my notes in class, writing a “note list” of important things that can’t be in flashcard form, and then making flashcards helps me keep things fresh in my mind. Then studying those materials makes sure that I’ve got them locked in and ready for my exams.

#5 Don’t take notes with your computer.

Honestly, unless your professor says that you’re going to need it, don’t even take your computer out during class. It is a distraction more than anything. You’re going to want to get on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and who knows what else before you ever open that Word document and get a single sentence of notes written out. That’s just how our brains work these days – “Hi, I’m Kimberly, and I’m addicted to social media.” Taking notes on a piece of paper, in your favorite notebook, or whatever physical writing material you choose is the best way to avoid this. You’ll pay more attention to the lecture and presentations rather than what your best friend did with that girl you don’t like last week.

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BTS | My Formal Sorority Recruitment Experience

Sorority recruitment was something that I debated going through with for some time. I had done the informal spring recruitment where you just get an overview of the sororities, meet a few of the sisters, and then go to events for the sorority of your choice (that all overlapped, so you couldn’t go for more than one sorority). I didn’t get into the one I tried for but they only had 7 spots open so I tried to not let it break my spirits.

However, I was really turned off from the idea after that as I was so disappointed. I thought I stood out from the others enough to make myself be one of the “chosen ones” but it was likely because those sisters just weren’t the ones for me – and that’s okay. After much thought and talking to friends of mine in sororities, I decided to finally go out for recruitment again but in the fall! This way I got the entire experience and I don’t miss out on any opportunities. I will be sharing my step-by-step experience with you all in this blog post!

Before Recruitment

Before recruitment got started, I had some communication with my Gamma Chi (or recruitment counselor) as well as many conversations with one of my close friends that is already in a sorority. My friend informed me of how things were going to work and gave me some tips on how to get rid of my jitters. (I was extremely nervous before learning more about the process.) My Gamma Chi called me the Saturday before recruitment started to let me know of all the details for the first day as well as to inform me that I needed to deactivate my social media during the time of our recruitment. She also made a GroupMe for all of us to chit-chat and for her to tell us what was going to happen during our time together!

I immediately went and looked at photos of all of the gorgeous PNMs that were going to be rushing with me in my group. We had about 12 girls, not including our Gamma Chi. All of them were stunning. I looked at myself and thought, “If these are the types of girls that get into sororities, how do I expect to find one that will take me?” I immediately shut down this idea. I had so many negative thoughts due to my poor self-esteem but I remembered that my positive and cheerful personality trumps all in the end. (Plus, amazing encouragement from my friends made it seem like nothing.) I also had a few side conversations with my Gamma Chi and she was the sweetest. I definitely felt a good connection from the start.

During Recruitment

Day 1: Meeting The Sororities

Day 1 was all dedicated to getting just a few minutes with the sororities. There wasn’t a specific theme to guide conversation. We were in there for ten minutes each and the parties went by super-fast! I immediately felt connections to several of the sororities going in but I definitely wasn’t sure of how I was feeling. We all just talked about our majors, where we were from, etc. so we could get to know a sister (or more than one) from each sorority and they could get to know us!

Day 2: In-Depth Conversation

The next day was basically the same as the first but we had thirty minutes in each sorority’s party! I seriously thought that this was going to be super hard. Ten minutes was easy! We just talk about the basics and moved from there if we needed to. However, I didn’t feel like any conversation was super forced or troubling. It wasn’t hard to talk to any of the sororities, honestly, however, I had some serious connections with a few of them.

There was one sorority party where I talked to the same girl the entire time (which was rare) and we had such an amazing connection. I instantly knew we’d be lifelong friends, even if that sorority wasn’t for me. We also got financial sheets from each of the sororities to explain the costs of each of them. After this day, we had to choose four that we really loved and then two that we weren’t feeling. It wasn’t guaranteed that you’d go back to the four you chose but those four would have priority over inviting you back to forty minute parties the next day. You could get invited back to anywhere between 0-4 sorority parties.

Day 3: Philanthropy Day

I found out that I was invited back to two sororities this day! I was so excited because one of the sororities that I got invited back to was the one that came to be my first choice and the one that I had that amazing connection with the girl I talked about previously. However, the other one was one that I put on my “wasn’t feeling it” side, which was strange to me. It wasn’t that the conversations were bad but I didn’t think that there was a connection there, however, I was grateful to be invited back because, after going to this day’s party, I was instantly floored by their sisters. I fell in love with them as much as I had the other (which made a decision following this extremely hard).

After this day, we had to narrow down our top two choices, without ranking them, to return to the next day. As I only had two, it was not difficult to choose (looking at the positives)!

Day 4: Pref Day

Many people say that this is the most emotional and a very important day in your recruitment process. For my university, we only got to go to two parties this day. These were the two that invited us back again. I was blessed to have been invited back, once again, to both of the sororities from my previous round. We had forty-five minutes with each of them and they shared some beautiful things with us at each of the ones I attended.

I got to talk to the girl that had me loving my first preference from the start again and we cried. She made me feel so loved and accepted that I just hugged her and cried. My other party was just as amazing… this was my dilemma. I sat in the lab where we ranked our preferences for a few minutes before it finally hit me. I was sure that I would be happy with either sorority but I definitely felt something more with my first preference.

Day 5: Bid Day

The most important day of the entire experience came so fast for me and I was both excited and scared. We got our bids this day! So it started off where they explained what was going to happen then we got our bids and, if we accepted, we were announced to the rest of the pledge classes. After that, we got to run out to sisters and get photos in our new shirts! I am now a proud sister of the Epsilon Omicron chapter of Alpha Delta Pi! 💎🦁 My sorority went to the park so we could get to know more sisters, have lunch, get some information we needed to know, and stuff like that.

Final Thoughts

I am so thrilled to be a sister of ADPi! They were my first preference and I cannot believe I got blessed with a bid to the first secret society for women founded in 1851! I have already made so many amazing friends and met so many sisters. I even found out that one of my favorite bloggers, Candidly Kelsey, is an ADPi sister as well!  I can’t wait to share my experiences with you all throughout this new adventure. If you want to see more posts on my sorority endeavors, let me know in the comments!

That’s why they call us the first and the finest.

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BTS | 4 Proven Ways to Avoid Pulling an All-Nighter (Featuring Welcome to Aly’s World)

Back at it again with the guest posts! Not really… I haven’t had any on my blog since I moved over to Life of Kimberly! I have been working with Aly from Welcome to Aly’s World on this idea for a couple of weeks and she finally got back to me with this amazing post. We decided that she should add on my Back to School series by making a college-related post! This one is all about how to avoid that all-nighter habit. We all know what it’s like to feel like you’ve got to do it or you won’t be able to pass that one exam… but it’s avoidable! And Aly’s going to tell you how… enjoy!

Avoid Pulling an All-Nighter
Hi, friends! The classic college student is known for pulling multiple all-nighters. The truth is that it’s possible to get good grades and get all your work done in college without having to pull all-nighters. Being a science student means that I have a crazy amount of work to do, and in addition to that, I work in a lab, participate in extracurricular activities, run a blog, and actively attend a church. Despite all that, I have never had to pull an all-nighter. Want to know why? Good planning and time management.

In a few words, the best way to avoid all-nighters is to be on top of things. Be aware of what’s going in all of your classes, especially pay attention to what’s due in the next few weeks. When you’re aware of what’s going on (and when you’ve acted on it), you won’t be pulling all-nighters and waiting until the last minute to do things.

Plan, Plan, Plan

Planning helps you be aware of what’s going on in the first place. It let you know exactly what you need to get done. It’s much easier to start once you know what you need to do. Take each class syllabus and pencil into your planner each important date and assignment (I said pencil because plans often change). If you do this and if you look at your planner often, you won’t miss another deadline, and when you go to study you won’t have to spend 10 minutes figuring out what you need to do.

Create a Study Schedule

Now that you know what you need to do, you can create a study schedule to make sure you stay ahead of the game. This schedule will let you know what you need to work on and when. Preferably, try to adjust this study schedule to keep you ahead of the class. If you stick to the schedule, you won’t have pull an all-nighter because you’re already finished with tomorrow’s homework. Be sure to include breaks, eating, and time for self-care in your schedule, too!

Prioritize

This plays into your schedule because you should schedule more time for the things that are truly important. Learn to spend your time on what’s truly important, like school, work, family, and God. This doesn’t mean to completely cut yourself off from other things. This means to know how to find a balance between work and play. Take a good look at your commitments. Do you have time to give your best to each individual commitment? If so, great! If not, figure out what activity you can cut. It’s not worth being in an activity if you can’t give 100% effort because you’re so busy. Let someone who can give the best take over the job. You’ll thank yourself in the end.

Don’t Procrastinate

This goes with the previous point, but it’s so important that I want to dedicate an entire point to it. Avoid spending time on time sucks like social media or TV. As I said before, this doesn’t mean to get rid of them altogether. It means to know if it’s the right time to do those things. Don’t be afraid of work; instead, face it head-on. If you must, put your phone away or turn off the WiFi to reduce the temptation to go online.

Although the classic college student may have to pull a few all-nighters throughout his/her collegiate career, you don’t have to, even if you’re a science student.

Further Reading

How I Said Goodbye to All-Nighters by Rebecca from Life as a Dare | I’m going to be honest, Rebecca’s post was a big inspiration for this post!

Have you ever had to pull an all-nighter? Do you think it helped or hurt you in the end?

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