Surviving Salisbury Introduction


surviving salisbury

Hello All! My name is Imo, and from now on I will be right here guiding you through this crazy little thing called college.

Sometimes life is a little rough and you may not know what to do or how to handle a situation. Now you can send me an email and I’ll hash it out for you weekly right here in the Flyer pages or on our online website.

Don’t know what to ask? I am personally knowledgeable in many life matters and will always consult an expert or two if something is beyond my reach. We can talk about anything except drugs because those are illegal.

Why should you trust me? I have been keeping secrets since the 3rd grade and will keep your confidence just the same. Feel free to stay anonymous if that makes you feel more comfortable.

Since I do not have any letters to answer today, let’s start the semester off with some organizational tips. If you guys are like me, you will try to start the semester organized but then life will get in the way and everything spirals out of control. Oh well. We can at least start the semester with the illusion of trying, right?

Tip 1. Buy an agenda book. The school store sells several versions from the basic to the basic white girl (aka Vera Bradley). Different price ranges for different commitment levels to living an organized life.

Tip 2. Take all of your syllabi and transfer major due dates into the calendar feature AND on the individual days. Double reminders are always better. Bonus: Put social functions and obligations in here too. It’s good to know that you have a major paper due the weekend after homecoming so you can kid yourself into thinking you will start early.

Tip 3. Set up or plan on a designated work space. I have a desk with all necessary supplies (including coffee) at my fingertips. If you work better in the library, make yourself a study bag of everything you might need and keep it easily accessible as well as stocked.

Tip 4. Find a social media lock-out buddy. There will be times where you forget about a paper and have 48 hours (I’m being generous) to research and pull together a ten page paper. This person will lock you out of your own twitter, tumbler, and even the SU Flyer app, everything you normally consider important so you can focus. It is a necessary evil.

Tip 5. Be proactive. Start that paper, write that article, do the homework due Thursday on Tuesday night. This is so hard to do when Netflix is calling and there are so many other things you would rather be doing. Believe me, I know. If you can force yourself to do this, you are on your way to becoming a real live functioning adult humanoid.

That is all I have for today. Thank you for reading and I cannot wait to hear from you! Just shoot an email with your questions to survivingsalisbury@gmail.com.

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