Argosy University Students Share How They Survived the Holiday Season
While many of us look forward to the holidays as soon as the weather turns colder, it can also be a stressful time, particularly for the online student.
Randy Goble, a student in the BA in Psychology program at Argosy University, shared the following tips:
- Try to avoid the crowds by going to the store early. Some stores have extended hours during the season; take advantage of it.
- Stay away from the “impulse” items at the front of the store. Get in line and get out. This is also for security as well. Thieves hang out at the front just to see what you have and will follow you to the car.
- When friends and family come over, just stick to finger foods. People feel more at home when they can move around and talk to others.
- Put others first and you will not go wrong.
As it applies to online learning, make sure that while you’re participating in these activities that you also stay mindful of your schoolwork. Deadlines and class participation are just as important as they ever were.
Argosy University student Carol Mooney from the BA in Psychology program offered her advice in the form of a poem:
What a busy time for all,
As we’re shopping at the mall,
Carrying presents by the dozens,
For Brothers, Sisters, & our Cousins.
Baking cookies, pies, & cakes
While running just on energy shakes.
Wrapping paper strewn everywhere
For presents to give and presents to share.
The visitors come and the visitors go,
The day speeds by as time does flow.
A weary person remembers then
A paper that’s due, oh my! But when?
No problem, it’s only 10 o’clock
I can study now; was that a knock?
More family, I’m sorry I can’t remain,
My paper is due, others will entertain.
Off I go into my own little space,
On my keyboard my fingers I place.
I must remember my studies to do
Time set aside, no matter who
Shows up to visit and share with us
The cheer of the Holidays as well as the fuss.
From all of us at Argosy University, we hope you enjoyed the holiday season.