Post-Thanksgiving break and the beginning of December always mark the home stretch for the fall semester for college students. Not only is the semester coming to a close, but the holiday season is upon us and students may lose some focus. This is a time of festivities, but the season is often overshadowed by the stress of the end-of-semester responsibilities. The more that parents can understand the rhythm of the academic year, the more we can help students as they navigate their way.
As the end of the semester approaches and the holiday season is in full force, students are busy — and probably feeling overwhelmed. There’s lots to do to get through these last few days or weeks before they can relax.
Here are a few posts that may be especially helpful to you, and to your student, as you wrap up this semester — and begin to look ahead to the next semester.
Winding up the semester
Reflecting on the past semester
Looking ahead to winter break