Junior and senior year of high school provide plenty of training for college. As you work to maintain your grades while also preparing for the SAT or ACT, you will definitely receive a good lesson on discipline and self motivation! But if you’ll be traveling during the holidays, you will now confront an additional challenge to your already jam-packed schedule. Just follow these tips to keep it all together.
Continue to eat and sleep well. The last thing you need right now is a bout of the flu. Stick to a healthy diet, avoiding excess sugar, and maintain your regular sleep routine.
Plan around your wifi. If you need a reliable internet connection for some assignments, make sure you know when and where WiFi will be available. Prioritize internet-dependent assignments at those times, and save your other work for planes and other “unplugged” locations.
Create a schedule before you leave home. Chart your due dates on a calendar, so that you can complete more pressing assignments first.
Go digital. Use digital books and/or your cloud for as many assignments as possible, so that you can avoid lugging too many books and papers with you.
Play it safe. Take along an extra laptop or tablet charger (packed in a different bag, even) just in case you lose one. Keep your devices nearby at all times in crowded places, and protect everything with passwords.
Speaking of passwords… Don’t rely upon memory alone. Write down all usernames and passwords for accounts that you will need to access during your trip. You don’t want to be locked out of your class Blackboard and waste valuable time.
Back it up (your work, that is). Just in case of device loss, make sure you back up your work on a thumb drive and a cloud system.
Make it fun. There’s no need to hole up in a boring hotel room or your grandmother’s guest room. Schedule your study time at a nearby cafe, coffee shop, or library. Get out and explore a new city. Travel is one of the best ways to broaden your perspective and become a more well-rounded learner.