Throwback: “Making the Most of Reading Break”

Written by: Sarah Camacho

Reading week comes and goes very quickly and never seems to be long enough. The burning question becomes, how do I make the most of my reading week? Nothing is worse than classes resuming and realizing that you spent the entire week sleeping or the entire week with your nose stuffed in books.

I have compiled a list of five things that you should consider when planning your reading week. It’s the one-week that we get to take a break from all the chaos. I know how important this week is for everyone and I know how much I’m going to miss these weeks once I enter the adult world.

  1. Look at the assignments that you have due after reading week. Make sure that you allow yourself enough time to work on your assignments.
  2. Give yourself one to two days to just lounge around. Allow yourself this time to sit on the couch and binge watch your favourite TV shows and catch up on your sleep.
  3. Plan an adventure! It doesn’t have to be anything too extravagant, even if it’s a day in the city with your friends. Get away from Durham Region and explore.
  4. Make sure those readings still get done. Give yourself an hour or so a day to do those readings so you don’t fall behind.
  5. Spend time catching up with your friends! It’s hard to spend quality time with your friends when everyone is busy with school and work or if your friends are away from school. Take this week that everyone’s home and spend some quality time catching up! Go for drinks, go for coffee or just have a movie night!

Reading week is approaching fast and I know everything is getting busy. But hang in there! It’ll all be worth it in the end.

Don’t forget TrentU Durham is hosting “Put the Read in Reading Week”!

This blog was originally posted on Feburary 13, 2016.  Sarah was a fourth-year student preparing to graduate, when she wrote this blog.

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