Christmas is coming and final papers and exams are here!!

Posted by Lori Goldman on Thursday, December 2, 2010
For high school students, second term has begun. It is almost a let-down after the past few weeks of exams and papers and presentations.  Teachers are evaluating and writing the report cards coming out in a couple of weeks.  Yikes!! They always give them just before Christmas.  What a lousy way to go into the holidays!  But December can be a time of less stress until then.  So, get out a novel, borrow a movie from the library, get the hot cocoa and keep your brain active.

 For those in university, the semester is drawing to a close.  This means final papers and revising for exams. Give yourself lots of time to edit and proofread before the due date. 

Budget your time, plan a work schedule, take frequent breaks, and make sure you are absolutely clear about the criteria from the professor. 

Each paper will have a similar process:
  • reading
  • note-taking
  • synthesizing
  • outlining
  • writing
  • editing
  • proofreading
  • publishing
It's a long process, and it is tiring.  So break the task into  manageable pieces giving yourself time off to clear the cobwebs out of your brain before tackling it again. A fresh mind will find more errors or out of place ideas.

Always give your best to your work and you'll get good results!

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About Me

Lori in I got my Bachelor of Education degree in the USA but was born and raised in Canada. Working in Asia and with immigrant adults and children for 26 years has given me insights into the difficulties they face in a new country and school system. I like to help adults adjust to and explore the rich and diverse opportunities in Canada while also supporting them in their challenge of parenting in a new culture. I love to help children learn English, develop skills, and gain confidence to succeed in school and life.


“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning A lack of planning on your part does not constitute and emergency on my part. "Most people don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." ~~John L. Beckley

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