Many students at Florida A&M University have been struggling with a range of challenges that are making it difficult for them to stay focused and motivated to finish the semester strong. These challenges include mental health issues, financial stress, family or personal problems, or simply feeling burnt out from a long and challenging academic year.
The spring semester at FAMU has had many events and extracurricular activities that have challenged balancing academics. College students are often involved in many different activities outside of the classroom, such as sports, clubs and social events. These activities can be a great way to meet new people and explore interests, but they can also take up a lot of time and make it difficult to stay focused on academic work.
“Because there are so many social activities, I feel like I am losing out and not having the college experience I want to. Therefore I don’t concentrate as much on my studies,” said Tristian Hutton, a student at FAMU.
Success in college depends on time management, particularly now that there are so many extracurricular activities and diversions competing for students’ attention.
Many students are proficient time managers who plan their days, divide activities into manageable pieces, and give priority to the most crucial things.
“This semester has been very easy for me being that I have kept a log of what needs to be done and prioritizing my schoolwork before going out. Being that this is my senior year I have had plenty of time to experience everything so now it’s time to graduate,” Brianna Taylor said.
Some students find it difficult to maintain concentration when there are so many distractions online. However, it can be a useful tool for staying on schedule and organized.
You may investigate some of the ways that students are utilizing technology, such as time management, organization or progress tracking apps.
Numerous students have said that TikTok has been incredibly instructive and has helped them with basic tasks like resume creation, school assignments, or even just relatable college counsel.
“TikTok helps me every time I am creating projects and looking for creative ideas to execute in my music industry major. I go to TikTok for any question I may have, and I always find an answer,” Tajiah Gary said.
Many students have found the semester to be difficult, and typically the spring semester is the worst because there are no holidays — only spring break. Meanwhile, classes are simply ongoing. College can be a stressful time, and it’s important for students to prioritize self-care in order to stay healthy and focused.