Good news and bad news about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
The good news: Thanksgiving will provide a welcome break from the stresses of recent weeks. For those dealing with the ravages of the hurricane, the holiday will hopefully offer some days of rest and comfort.
The bad news: Thanksgiving will be the last long weekend of the fall. Come next Monday, there will be only twenty school days (fewer if you're taking evening or weekend classes) before the semester is history.
If you're on top of your classes and have no school worries, great! Congratulate yourself for being organized.
But if you have serious catching up to do, this weekend is the time.
It's the time to read those chapters you've been putting off, to work on that paper you need to finish, to complete that lab you need to turn in, and to prepare for that exam that will be here before you know it.
It's also the time--probably your last chance this semester--to decide what you can do in the weeks ahead (extra help, additional study time, a conference with your professor, etc.) to raise any grades you're unhappy with.
Thanksgiving weekend is it--time to catch up, make good decisions, and get ready to finish the semester with a flourish. No time to lose . . .