I have always wondered why people look forward to the last week of class — also known as LWOC. Every semester, people count down the days, plan parties and dream of nothing but the last day of classes for the semester.
However, all I can think about are the daunting tasks I have to get done: my two Russian quizzes I have yet to make up, my political science presentation tomorrow and the horrors of packing my up my apartment and driving 17 hours home just to turn back around in three months to move in again.
There are few things I would not give to close my eyes and wish this week away – just take my finals and have that be the end of it. But I, like everyone else, must face the realities of LWOC. So, for my own sake and yours, I have compiled a list of things to do or use to sail smoothly through the week and limit breakdowns to as few as possible.
1. Make a schedule
I cannot stress this enough: We all forget things we need to do, especially when we are so focused on school. Dorms kick you out and parking space rentals end, so make a schedule in Excel, Google Calendar or the back of that homework assignment you never turned in for econ. Just make sure you know what you need to do and when you need to get it done.