Strive to make your academic work as collaborative as possible. Create study groups, contact friends to serve as accountability partners, be proactive in your classes to reach out to students you don’t already know. And, of course, devote non-academic time to meeting your social needs and just having fun “with” others.
How do I deal with spending so much time by myself, working alone and isolated?
I’m having a hard time motivating myself to “attend” online lectures and, especially, watch recorded ones. What can I do?
There’s a lot to adapt to.Whether you are on or off campus there is now a lot less structure to your day, fewer environmental and social cues that you are a student in college, and there may well be greater distractions of a less-than-ideal...
Structuring Your Unstructured Time
Without extracurriculars and other non-academic activities, some of you may feel like you have more ‘free time’ yet find it more difficult to get started, create a doable schedule, and stay on task.
Creating A Productive Workspace
Many of us find it difficult to work at home and are missing our favorite workspace(s) on campus right now. Establishing a workspace that is physically, socially, and mentally conducive to productively engaging in your academic work will be crucial in the coming weeks.
Two new resources for students
We Will Meet This Challenge Together
These are extraordinary times, times that will challenge us to work together, to seek support, to offer support. The McGraw Center is here to help those of you off campus and those on campus, and first years through seniors, to adapt to the new and unfamiliar ways you are being taught and the expectations and demands that go with the changes to...