Saturday, 16 September 2017

How to be Sick in University

The glorious days of fall have returned, bringing pumpkin spice lattes and riding boots but also the uninvited fall cold. Now when I was in high school it was no big deal, take a couple of days off.  It will be easy catch-up... not so much for university. Taking two days off in university can cost you marks and put you seriously behind. Here are some of my tips to help elevate the damage a cold or sickness can do to your marks 

1. sleep 
You need at least 8 hours of sleep a night normally when your sick try and increase that. Being sick is enough there is no need to add tiredness on top of that. Extra sleep might actually help you heal better as well

2. take a walk outside 
This can help clear your sinus and relax you. It's a good way to spend your study break.

3. do all your readings 
Do all your readings to the best of your ability and try and stick to a schedule. Maintaining structure is important and some professors often will not take sickness as an excuse for your homework not being done 

4. go to class 
I get participation marks just for going to class. Go in, put your two cents in and try to pay attention. Even if you are not feeling well often time your bain will focus and distract you from it 

5. email your professor
Professors are human and like us, they do get sick.  If you have an assignment due and you don't think it will be up to snuff email and explain. The worst they can say to you is no to an extension.

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  1. Muy buenos tips para la uni.

    Te dejo mi nuevo post, último #summerlook

  2. Good advice! Especially sleep - so key. I too am excited about fall but caught my first fall cold this week :( Naps and tea!! Have a good week!


    1. Sleep is so important! I hope you feel better and have a good week !

  3. These are great tips! Now that it is is getting into Fall, definitely cold season is coming up!