Choosing the perfect class schedule is an art many college students have yet to master. Whether you waited till the last minute, or your class hours just refuse to align, you may find yourself with tons of time in between classes to spare.
Of course you could just use that that time to browse Facebook, see what’s trending on Twitter, or some other random activity. Or you could put that valuable free time between classes to good use. Here are 12 things you can do in between your college classes.
Do School Work
This should be the first, second, and third thing on your mind in between classes. As a student you should know that college offers no shortage of assignments. If you can’t think of something to do and you’re just a litte too chill, it might mean you’re failing.
Use the free time to hit up the syllabus and see what is to be discussed in your lecture ahead. Look at upcoming assignments and use the time to get a head start. Make note of dates for exams, and use the time to start studying. This is a great way to ensure you’re always prepared for midterms, finals, and pop quizzes.
Review What You Just Learned
So hopefully you’ve figured out that the best time to do a review of coursework is when it’s fresh in your mind. Instead of waiting until your next exam to learn everything all over again, use the time to go over what you just learned.
Take the time after class to sit go over your notes (assuming you took some), and review powerpoints. Read the corresponding chapter in the textbook, and
Do The Laundry
Seriously do not let it be the third time you wear that unwashed hoodie. One of the best times to get laundry done is in the middle of the day when everyone else is out and about. Head back to the dorms, grab all those dirty clothes, and head straight to the laundry area. Who knows you might actually like wearing clean clothes for a change.
Attend Office Hour
Is there something from your lecture you’re just not understanding? Need help with an assignment? That’s what office hours are there for. Almost all professors have office hours, and if your professor isn’t available you can always check in with a T.A. Times for office hours are usually listed on the syllabus.
Speak To An Advisor
It’s always good to check in with an advisor from time to time. Colleges sometimes change requirements for degrees, and speaking to an advisor is great way to keep updated on your progress. An advisor will also be able to tell you about new scholarships, or opportunities on campus you can take advantage of.
Take A Nap
Naps are not for the lazy and uninspired. Napping actually has its benefits such as increasing alertness, and minimizing the chances of making mistakes. To get the most benefits try to nap for about 20-30 minutes. Anything over that and you might wake up feeling like you’re in an alternate universe.
Watch Something Cool
Depending on the amount of time you have in between classes you may not be able to binge watch an entire season. You could however catch up on your favorite tv show, or discover a new one on Netflix.
Look For Your Dream Job
Why wait until after graduation to get started on your job search. Put your free time to use by getting a head start on your job search. Take the time to consider what is your idea of a “dream job.” Are you only looking for a high paycheck, or good work-life balance?
Check your resume to ensure it is up to date, and brush up on your cover letter writing skills. Then browse popular job sites like Indeed.com to see what’s out there. Many college also host career fairs featuring top companies looking for recent graduates. Another great opportunity to secure a job before graduation.
The freshman 15 is real y’all. Between the food in the hall, and readily available junk food you could find youself packing on some serious pounds. Freshmen 15 aside, exercising is also great for your mental health, and reducing the effects of stress on the body.
If your campus has a gym then you’re luck, if not you can easily work out in your dorm room with the help of YouTube. Walking around your campus is also a great option, and you might just discover some hidden gems for the next time you want to chill.
Can you think of a better way to spend your time in between classes? Neither can I.
Plan For The Coming Week
Easily one of the best ways to reduce stress. Planning will help you to stay on top of your responsibilities, and help to make life a tad more predictable. The best way to go about doing this is to get a planner. In your planner make note of assignment due dates, events, and other personal commitments.
Join A Club
Getting involved on campus can do a lot to make your college experience more enjoyable. Research clubs and organizations on campus, and use your free time to attend meetings and events. If you like what you see, sign up, and get involved. It will give you a chance to network, and will even look good on your resume.
So how do you spend your time between classes? Tell us in the comment below.