Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 by The Hilltop Newspaper
Homecoming is quickly approaching, but classes are not slowing down.
Students are boggled with the responsibility of classes and the desire to
prepare for homecoming. Luckily, there is a way to do both!
Remember to use all of your time prior to homecoming wisely. Get ahead of
your classes so that you are not worried about due dates while Juicy J is on
stage “showing out.” Start this process now; plan and make sure it’s all
done the weekend before.
You may be saying to yourself, “I still have classes the week of homecoming. What do I do about those assignments?” No worries! Make sure you attend classes, and simply take care of that work as you get it.
“Many students use homecoming as an excuse to miss classes,” said junior, Kristen White.
Do not let your workload pile up! By doing so, you will become extremely overwhelmed during homecoming, or immediately after, keeping you from remembering how much you enjoyed your homecoming experience. In order to prevent either of these from happening, focus not only on the homework due homecoming week, but also try completing the homework due the beginning of the next week.
Finally, make sure that you take care of all homecoming needs (outfits, visitations, ticket purchases etc.) before the week of. Failing to do so could result in frustration and cause you to lose focus on your studies. You will become distracted because your friends are planning and preparing for the upcoming events and you are not ready.
Junior, Alexis Kennedy, said, “Unfortunately, in the cases of many students, classes take a backseat during the time of homecoming because people are more worried about the events than they are classes.”
Try to avoid unnecessary stress! Purchasing tickets, preparing outfits, and getting visitation situated ahead of time will bring a
feeling of accomplishment and allow you to focus on what really matters: academics.
We must remember that we are students first. Teachers notice a change in students focus and dedication to classes around the time of homecoming.
Professor Mabeko- Tali said, “Over the years I’ve noticed a change in class attendance and participation around the time of homecoming; Friday is definitely a noticeable change in attendance. Normally, I just make sure I cancel class on that Friday
in order to prevent it.”
Who wants to be at the R&B concert watching Trey Songz preform with your mind filled with upcoming and overdue coursework? No one! Taking care of your academic needs before homecoming will benefit you in the end. You will now be able to truly enjoy the festivities with no worries. Ultimately, make sure your homework is finished before an EPIC homecoming!