Let’s be honest, majoring in chemistry can drive you crazy at times.
Chemistry is that ‘dreaded’ science subject that requires a thorough understanding and A LOT of hard work.
Lack of foundation, organization and improper studying methods are some major factors that can make you struggle tremendously as a Chemistry major so much so you hardly get a life.
While a nice break may feel like a distant dream but it is nowhere near impossible!
Let us take a look at some ways you can find time for a holiday.
Develop A Strong Foundation In Your Course
Students who take the foundation chapters lightly will definitely struggle when the time comes to learn more advanced concepts.
This is because everything you learn in the beginning will be applicable to the things you learn later on.
Doing well in your first exams and paying attention to the basics will help you tackle chemistry in the long run.
If you’re confident with the basics, you can sneak in a weekend getaway every couple of without much worry.
Pay Attention In Class
‘I will just go home and learn it, I don’t need to pay attention right now’.
The majority of the time when these students go home and review their lessons, they are perplexed and confused about the material.
Paying attention in class means less time for self-study and more time for travel. And if you skip a few classes because you took out time for a vacation, make sure you brush up on what was taught before you join back.
While you’re away on a holiday try and finish your pending homework by scheduling some time in the late night or early morning. If it’s a very hectic holiday plan you may wish “there was someone to do my chemistry homework for me”. Go ahead and look for a reliable homework-writing service in this situation.
Group Studies On A Holiday
Sounds geeky, but this is a very practical solution.
Since you’re on holiday with your classmates, and you all have to prepare the same assignments and study portions for the break, it makes sense that you all collaborate.
Group studies can really benefit subjects like chemistry. During self-study, you are less likely to have your doubts cleared and get different views on how to approach a particular problem.
In a group study, you will learn about different approaches and feel more motivated to study.
Propose this idea to your friends and take some of your coursework along on vacation. Make a list of the topics and exercises your group will cover and note down the problems and equations to solve as well.
Schedule a little time for group study but not so much so as to kill all the fun.
Plan A Vacation Consciously
When you’re planning the holiday, be mindful of what’s going on in college. If tough topics are scheduled in the classes, you shouldn’t miss them.
Your holiday dates should never clash with exam dates or extremely important submissions. Always give priority to your studies.
Don’t go for a ruthless adventure in the name of a holiday. While you’re away take care of your health and wellbeing also, you don’t want to come back from the holiday sick and in need of another week off to recover. That’ll be a major loss of progress and will make you fear taking a break in the future.
Your vacation should be a sweet spot between excitement and relaxation so that you feel all energized when you get back to class.
So you see, just because you’ve picked up a heavily academic career path doesn’t mean you can’t take time out for travel. Just a few changes in your approach to study and a willingness to strike a balance are all that it takes!
Ferona Jose is a passionate travel writer and blogger at Travelistia. She has traveled throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Her writing focuses on cheap travel destinations, travel experiences, cultural insights, and travel hacks.