First: to-do list, then spring on to break


SPRING IS ON ITS WAY — Students gear up for those last assignments and exams before they head off for a well-deserved stress-free spring break. (Hope College)

Time to cheer and shout Hope College. Spring break is almost here, starting on March 17 at 8 a.m. until March 27 at 8 a.m. But just before that, students must focus on those last assignments, exams and papers coming up.

Take advantage of Hope’s resources to finish that to-do list and make this spring break a relaxing and stress-free time. The Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing is located on the first-floor of Van Wylen Library to the right of the research help desk. They offer one-on-one settings with their writing assistants. Appointments can be made on line at http://www.hope.edu/offices/klooster-center/ or by speaking with the desk receptionist.

If students are at all feeling overwhelmed and need a new way to approach their full plate, the Academic Success Center (ASC) is also available to students to explore study strategies and take a new route on their class work plans. The Academic Success Center provides students with group and individual opportunities to become successful, active learners. They assist students in developing productive, independent and collaborative learning techniques that will contribute to their academic and personal growth. Their office is located on the 2nd floor of VanZoeren Hall, room 261, immediately adjacent to the Van Wylen Library entrance.

It’s important to get all these tasks done in time for the big vacation away from campus or even just relaxing family time, so remember that it’s also encouraged to take breaks in between study times. Attend some activities around campus from attending the morning service in Diminent Chapel at 10:30 a.m this Wednesday or some film screenings in the Knickerbocker Theatre or the discussion and seminar talks happening with Hope faculty and guests.

If any stress is overwhelming and there are just too many concerns due to midterms that came out recently, make a appointment with Hope’s Counseling and Psycholgical Services (CAPS). Counselors are available to meet with all degree seeking students, concerning a wide variety of issues or to simply consult with about decisions they are facing or how to help a friend who is struggling. For more information on CAPS and helpful tips for managing stress, visit http://www.hope.edu/admin/counseling.

Students, you got this! No matter how long the to-so list, finish this week strong and enjoy this coming spring break no matter the destination.

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