Hi everyone! Welcome back to another week. This week I will be discussing traveling with homework. There may be times that you will need to travel while also getting homework done. There are so many options and ways to get things accomplished, so here are some of the tips and tricks that I’ve used before. Remember, there is no excuse not to stay on top of your schooling, believe me, I know every excuse in the book. So, here my favorite tips!
1. Take a bag that has lots of pockets or expandable file folders. Organize what chapters or tests you want to accomplish each day. I separate my tests and quizzes. I only do one test a day, but only because tests tend to take me a while. Remember not to overwhelm yourself each day – just start out with adding a little more each day. If you start out with a huge amount to accomplish you will not want to start again the next day.
2. Bring ear buds so you can listen to the audio lesson for terminology. I actually do this when I need to give my eyes a break while on the road. It will help you to sleep and also will help you to remember the medical terms easily.
3. When you go in a restaurant or restroom make sure to put your stuff in a pocket so it wont get lost. Also, pick a few term words or body parts to repeat to yourself while you are walking. My family helped me make jingles Other folks may think you are crazy, but that’s ok!
4. Pick a specific time everyday to study. Let others that are traveling too know that you need to do this and need quiet and no distractions. You will be surprised how willing they will be to help and support you!
5. Come up with fun games to play with others with your studies. The one I did was spelling game. Pick a medical term or body part – I picked short ones at first, like vein. You could use any signs or license plates you see, but you can only use the first letter in a word. The first one to spell it won. We kept score and whoever got the highest score got to get a free dessert or drink, or something like that, next time we stopped. The bigger the word the harder it got! This seems so easy until you forget how to spell a word! Or, when everyone is looking for the same letter!
6. Use a pencil!!! I literally have a whole workbook that looks like a 2-year-old wrote all over it. Roads are SO bumpy. Trains are the same way, stop and go and the rocking.
7. Don’t make the entire trip about stressing over getting it all done. Keep your specific, alotted time each day so you’re on a schedule. I bet you will be surprised how much you accomplish by the time your trip is over. And, the wonderful memories with friends and family will last forever. Especially when you’re working and come upon a medical term from your trip that you needed signs to spell! I still chuckle when I see them!
Enjoy your week and travels if you have a trip or vacation coming up!