Checkpoint

slippery-slope-3Once you get behind in something, it is just the beginning of a slippery slope. Take me, for instance. Spending hours late at night on a particularly challenging assignment meant that I slept through more than a few classes. I still need to catch up on those lectures, while keeping up with current material. And then there is that other assignment assigned to replace the one that was slaved over and completed only a few nights ago.

Amid all the stressful nights and frenzied studying, it becomes very easy to lose sight of what we’re doing here. University. McGill. Library. What is the end goal of all…this?

Since everyone is probably studying away at this time of the year, it might be a good time to see an advisor. At least, there will be less people waiting in line than during orientation week, or near the beginning of a semester!

So I’ve checked out my advisor’s office hours and drop in times. A time slot appointment for a drop in time must be made first though to ensure a spot with the wonderful helpful advisors, so if you plan on going, make sure you do so! They’re open at 9:00 am on the weekdays at Dawson Hall Room 405.

This is actually the first time that I’m going to see my actual advisor in real life. I have a feeling I should have done this earlier—I can probably say the same about my newly assigned math assignment and about watching those various chemistry lectures that I’d missed…but better late than never. Il vaut mieux tard que jamais.

I’m in the faculty of Science, so the link to the advisor page is here: http://www.mcgill.ca/science/student

But here’s the page linking to the other advisors: http://www.mcgill.ca/students/advising/advisordirectory

Work hard, but don’t work so much that you lose sight of your goal! Taking time to evaluate where you’re going from time to time is important. That’s something I have to tell myself all the time, because, I must admit, I do forget to do that.

 

 

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