Fall Reading Week

Fall reading week has quickly arrived once again! Reading week is a way for students to take a break from their classes and catch up, or get ahead, on upcoming work. This break from classes has always been an amazing way to re-evaluate how the semester is going so far, and re-situate yourself with your schoolwork. However, we have a few tips and tricks that are our sure-fire ways to get the most out of reading week this year. 

The first piece of advice when tackling homework over the fall recess is to try and catch up on small tasks that have been neglected due to your busy schedule. This could be readings, lecture quizzes, discussion posts, lecture notes, etc. These tasks will not only make you feel better, but will also come in handy when the end of the semester rolls around and work is piling up.  

Another tip is to get plenty of rest! Take that 10-hour sleep your body has been craving, go do a fun fall activity with your family, or get outside and go for a walk. Reading week should also be a way for you to take some time to relax away from school and get back in touch with your physical and mental needs. If you are someone who loves to do morning yoga but hasn’t had the time, or someone who enjoys reading in their spare time, make sure to take the time to do those things that bring you joy. Remember that school is very important, but your mental health is too! 

The last tip we will suggest is, if you can, try and do some work that will put you ahead for the return to class. Take it from our past experiences – you will feel so much better once school starts again if you give yourself a head-start. Don’t worry about trying to tackle all your work, but remember that your future self will be very thankful. 

Overall, everyone here at CMAS hopes you have a great, and relaxing, week!