This post contains a product that was sent to me for free. In no way does that influence my opinion of the product. Thank you for supporting Living the Gray Life.
My most favorite part about school being back in session is spending my entire Saturday and/or Sunday at my local Starbucks. I would go to a local spot, but I’ve got that Gold Member status at Starbucks and I’m all about those free refills…
Anyways, as I was saying, I basically live in coffee shops on the weekends. I love the environment, the constant background chatter is honestly very soothing, and I love people watching.
But, there’s nothing worse than getting a table, sitting down, take your first sip of coffee, and realize you forgot your sticky notes or your textbook. Can we all just agree that that’s actually the worst??
KEEP READING “What You Need to Survive the Weekend Coffee Shop Study Session”
Happy finals time, friends! It’s time to start prepping for getting those A’s. Starting early is the easiest way to ensure success. You may be thinking that “Oh, finals are a few weeks away. What’s there to worry about?” Finals are going to sneak up on you way faster than you think. I have my first final a week from today (well today as in the day this post goes live), and it’s time for me to start working on a finals study plan. Am I ready to start prepping for finals? Nope. But, it has to be done!
Today I’m going to be showing you my study schedule for finals. I started doing this last semester, and it really helped me organize my time and break down exactly what I have to do each day. This keeps me from accomplishing nothing because I’m so overwhelmed and just watch Netflix and surf Pinterest instead of studying for an exam that’s worth 20% of my grade… In past semesters, I’ve had a few easier classes that didn’t have finals, but this semester is completely different. I have five finals – one in each of my classes – and each class is as difficult as the next. It really gives me no break and also means I can’t slack on prepping for finals like I’ve done in previous semesters! Okay okay enough about me and my finals struggles. Here are the steps I take to ensure good grades and sanity during finals week! KEEP READING “The Perfect Study Plan for Finals Week”
The other day I had a little heart to heart with myself. I need to get my life back on track. This blog is slowly falling off my radar, my grades aren’t up to the standards that I set for myself, and although I love my co-workers and friends, I’m spending way too much time socializing. After all, I’m paying quite a bit of money to go to school and get a degree, and it’s time to start making school more of a priority again. I’m embracing my inner freshman year Abigail and getting back into solid study habits.
There’s something to be said about having structure in my life. I function better, I’m more organized, and I’m more productive. In order to make it through the semester and still get those A’s and B’s I’m setting out to get, here’s the study routine that I’ve created for myself.
KEEP READING “A Daily Study Routine”
College. It seems like one minute I have my life together, all my assignments are in order, and everything’s going well. Then the next minute I have five papers due, three tests to study for, and seven blog posts to write all in one week. Ok yes that may be a bit exaggerated, but that’s what it feels like. And I know I’m probably not alone.
College can be a huge learning curve for some people. It’s the first time you really have your whole life in your hands. And if you’re not careful, things can get out of hand (ha see what I did there?) really fast. But, fear not! It can be easy to stay on top of your assignments! All it takes is a bit of planning and not procrastinating to make sure you never miss an assignment again. Today I’m sharing with you the ways that I make sure I never miss an assignment.
KEEP READING “Here’s How to Stay on Top of Your Assignments”
Hello friends! I know a lot of us have already started school or are heading back in a few short weeks which means hello stress, long nights, and endless cups of coffee. That could be your semester, or you could have a stress-free, sleep-filled, exciting semester! I want everyone to have a successful semester with minimal stress because we’re all way too young to be stressing this much about school. Now is as good of a time as any to figure out how to have a great semester.
This post is full of tips from me and other college bloggers across the web. Originally, I wanted to write a whole post about all of these topics, but then I realized it’d be like 3,000 words long and no one wants to read that, nor did I want to spend 3 hours writing out a post. It’s important to start off the semester off right in order to have a successful few months. After all failing to plan is planning to fail. And we definitely don’t want to fail, do we?
Taking notes is an essential part of any college student’s life. For me, I’m either in class trying to scribble down as much as I can, or I’m back at my dorm rewriting the notes I took during class. I like to have my notes clean, organized, and colorful! I’m much more likely to enjoy taking notes and studying if I find them visually appealing. Want to have killer notes? Take a look at my suggestions below!
Of course we all learn differently, so feel free to adapt my suggestions to your own note taking routine! And don’t forget to grab a copy of my Tips & Tricks for Note Taking Freebie! Print it out, keep it in your notebook, and always have handy tips on how to improve your notes.
KEEP READING “College Note Taking Tips”