Balancing school and work

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Balancing school and work can be hard, but most students manage to do it. Both have been priorities that conflict with one another.

Noelle McBride

As students get older, they gain more responsibility. Though not all parents want their children to get a job during high school, most students want one to be able to be independently financial. Here are some tips to help balance school and work:

  • If you can, do homework when you’re not busy at work.
  • Tell your boss you need an extra day off a week to get homework done.
  • Plan your homework schedule around your work schedule.
  • When you work, get up earlier and do some of your homework.
  • If you have a big project/test/essay coming up, designate one day a week to work on it. Even if it’s only for an hour, every little bit helps.
  • Remember that the job you have now is just that, a job, not your career. You do not have the same responsibility to your job that your parents do.
  • Most of all, remember you are still allowed to have free time to yourself. Take breaks in between work and school to breathe and relieve some stress.