Deciding to go back to school isn’t easy, especially if it’s been a while since you earned your last degree. You may have thought long and hard about your options, weighing the challenges versus the rewards of earning your MLIS or MARA degree. It can seem daunting to return to school but there are ways to ease the transition and make the most of the adventure in front of you.
Create a time management plan
For me, the great thing about being an undergraduate student was that I didn’t have much else going on in my life besides school and homework. Returning to school to earn a graduate degree, however, usually coincides with a job, family, and other time commitments. That’s why it is important to establish a study routine. Perhaps pick a time of day that you will choose to login to class, complete readings and assignments. You might also need to find a location that is quiet or where you can’t be bothered for a set amount of time. This plan will especially help if you start feeling overwhelmed at any point during the semester.