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Academic Coaching and Study Skills

Making the most out of our breaks during COVID-19

Since COVID-19 entered our nation, course and assessment deliveries have been reassigned to online platforms. The inability to be physically present in the classroom and learning alongside your peers may have you feeling as though your semester has ended earlier than initially anticipated. 

Not having to travel by public transit or personal vehicle in rush hour to attend classes, practicum, work, or social gatherings frees up a lot of time in your day. You may be struggling with finding ways to keep yourself occupied during study breaks. Yet, these are opportune moments to reflect on the skillsets you want to improve. These skillsets could include, but are not limited to:

  • Time management strategies
  • More beneficial study habits
  • Reading and note-taking strategies
  • Approaches to self-care

To help understand which skill-set you want to focus on, you may want to ask yourself these questions:

  • What course did you find to be most challenging?
  • If you could have a do-over, what would you change in your approach?
  • What goals need to be in place for you to achieve your desired outcome?

We recognize that holidays are meant for rejuvenation. You do need time to unwind and reconcile the stress you’ve endured throughout the semester, especially in light of COVID-19. However, it is important to be productive during these times too. We hope this entry will provide new insights to help you find the balance you are looking for.

Chelsey and Cody


Check out our blog on Holiday Breaks:

How Can I Make the Most Out of My Spring/Winter Break?