Category Archives: Study Tips

Sunday Homework Sessions

It’s Sunday. The day where you attempt to cram all of the homework you neglected to do over the weekend into one day.

Before brunch, I put on my high school tennis warm-ups (as I do every Sunday), went to brunch with my friends, and then up to Perry House (and now the library) to do homework. I spent about 30 minutes longer than I planned to at brunch and really wanted to take a nap before I got started but I knew that was impossible. I had 2 assignments due by 5 and a third assignment due by 8 so there was no way that I could take a nap as the clock approached 1. I also had a meeting at 5 and somehow had to fit dinner in, so I had no time to waste. When I finally crawled up the stairs to Perry I ended up turning on the TV and watching Family Feud (the episodes where Steve Harvey is the host) and getting sidetracked from my readings. By the time that I finished two of my assignments it was time for me to go to that 5 o’clock meeting. After I left there I had dinner with my friends and again stayed 30 minutes longer than I had planned. After dinner I finally made it to the library to complete my 3rd assignment.

I could have easily done a little bit of work on Friday, Saturday, and today… but that would require me to not procrastinate. I’m not sure if it’s just me but it seems like everyone has a Sunday homework session (probably for different reasons) that involves setting goals of getting x amount of work done, homework with friends in Lusty (or wherever someone chooses to do homework – I like the LLC on the 3rd floor of Canaday), tweeting/facebooking about how much work you have to do, shopping online, eating snacks, and trying to stay awake long enough to actually reach your homework goal. I think homework on a Sunday is just one part of the college experience.


I hope everyone has had as productive of a Sunday as I have 🙂

The Final Countdown

Has anyone else started their end of the semester countdown?

I have 9 days until I leave for break.

3 final papers to write.

1 final exam to take.

8 more classes left.

A few days worth of studying.

Roughly 3 loads of laundry to do.

A lot of people to hug goodbye.

Yet it seems like I have no time to do any of this.

Welcome to the final stretch.




Take a study break and watch this youtube video! (Especially if you’re a Beyonce fan!) (Credits to Todrick Hall)


First Week Woes and Parade Night

It’s a lovely Sunday afternoon, I think. I have not left my dorm today to find out; one of the perks to living in Erdman. I have spent the majority of this weekend doing homework… and it’s only the first week. Sophomore year is already proving itself to be a challenge but I’m ready. After a summer of relaxation, I had to convince myself to get into “school mode” and slowly but surely I’m getting used to attending classes, doing readings, and using BiONiC. Shopping week was a little hectic and I changed my schedule at least 3 or 4 times but I think my schedule is set. Now I’m trying to see when I’m going to do homework and when I’ll have time for fun. One thing I try to do is find blocks of around 2-3 hours where I’m not doing anything and then make that my homework or laundry time. It helps me to do my homework in the middle of the day while my brain is focused on school work versus at night when I just want to sleep (but don’t get me wrong, some people do their best work at night). It also helps to know what time of day you work best. It gets easier to figure out your homework schedule when you learn more about yourself as a student. Whether it’s the environment you work in or the time of day, knowing what works best for you will help move your college experience along.

On a different note, Parade Night was amazingly wonderful. We welcomed yet another year of students into the Bryn Mawr community with water, candy, and… apathy? I was able to watch as the first-years learned their class song, round, and parody in the Erdman common room – that is before a few of my friends and I surprised them with water guns and water balloons while they were waiting for instructions on how to line up. The first-years got to experience their first tradition as well as their first step sing. For the first year students, it can be a bit overwhelming but exciting at the same time. Last year I didn’t know what to expect, but I was having so much fun singing out of a songbook and chanting sister class that I didn’t care that it was getting cold or that I could barely hear anything, I was having a good time.

Last year I didn’t notice how the campus buzzed before Parade Night. There was no one in sight as I walked from Erdman to the arch, but on the other side sophomores, juniors, and seniors were waiting for the festivities to begin. As the first-years got closer, people began to chant and cheer and the pressure was high. Parade Night was filled with high spirits and will hopefully be a time that the first-years remember forever.

P.S. Thank you to everyone who read my first blog post. Keep providing me with feedback! I really do appreciate it.

P.P.S If you wanna see a clip of the first years singing their parody to Toxic by Britney Spears, I posted one to my instagram (@shorrtiie_)

P.P.S … we’d rather be the evens than the evil green and red!