By now, your countdown to the holiday break has begun, and
you're more than stressed with upcoming finals. Your brain is not only tied up
in studying. It's also calculating which grade will put you just across the
passing threshold. The last thing on your mind right now is how to spend your
Finalize College Applications
The task sounds daunting in and of
itself. But it won't even require an entire day of your time. Take one morning
(or afternoon) to finalize those last few pages. Also, this is a great time to
e-mail your admissions officer to make sure they've received all pieces of your
application. And if you're extra ambitious over the break, you can start on
scholarship applications too!
Make Some Money
Although the sound of working over the holidays
sounds like a burden, the fact is it's something different from studying.
Moreover, a holiday job literally pays off. You can use that cash to save for
spring break or to buy an outfit for New Year's.
Write Your Study Abroad Essay
If you're in college and considering
study abroad, now is the time to write your study abroad essay or fill out your
application. It's better than using one of your hard-earned weekends during the
beginning of second semester. And if there isn't time to write the whole thing,
simply draft an outline-it should only take a few hours!
Home for the holidays is synonymous with sipping
hot chocolate by the fireplace. Use the break to be "productive" in relaxation
as well. By doing so, you are rested up and ready to go for next year!