We hope you had a great winter break, and we want to welcome you back to your home at Forest Village & Woodlake! As the days are getting cooler and winter is in full swing, we wanted to let you know of our upcoming events this month. We’ll have events for the new year, classes starting back up, cookie connoisseurs, and an open house! We’re open to any event ideas that our residents would like to see. You can either stop by the office with those ideas, or email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any maintenance requests, please give us a call or swing by the office.
Reminders & Updates
- Please remember to dispose of trash at the various dumpsters around the property. Failing to do so will result in a $25 fine for every bag of trash.
- Rent payments are due on the 1st of every month. Late fees will begin on the 6th of the month.
- We already have many of our floor plans sold out for next year, so if you are interested in renewing, come talk to us before it’s too late!
Written by Megan McCollum
You’ve conquered your final exams, spent time with family, and brought in the new year with friends. But now what? How do you ensure that you’ll be at the top of your game with a new course load when you’re so used to relaxing at home?
Here’s a hint: Start now. Buy your books, find your classrooms, spend some time cleaning your room and clearing your desk.
As the fall semester probably taught you, college flies by. There’s no time to slowly ease back into it — take a deep breath, prepare your mind, and dive in. Don’t just take it day by day; create a study schedule, make some friends and form a study group, and talk to your advisor and get to know them.
There are thousands of resources at your fingertips just waiting to be used. For example, places to study. Trying to focus in your bedroom with your roommates around and electronics everywhere is hard, so take advantage of your property’s clubhouses and study rooms, as well as places on campus.
Once you’ve found your perfect study place, it’s time to use the resources available to you. College students today rely on technology for almost everything, from textbooks to full online courses and online study materials. There are even some apps that can be used to help you study, such as iTunes U and Brainscape. If you aren’t using your cell phone to study, turn it off — social media will be there when you’re done, but your professor won’t wait around for you to learn.
If you find yourself procrastinating, take a deep breath, and ask yourself why this assignment is important. Don’t ask why you don’t want to do it; ask yourself what you will benefit from it. Ask yourself what you can learn, and why it’s meaningful.
Reward yourself with something you can truly withhold from yourself if you don’t complete the task. Offering yourself candy or saying you won’t go to that show if you don’t write your paper isn’t meaningful enough to motivate you. Find something you truly want, and when you reward yourself, notice how it feels.
Don’t settle for less. Don’t wait for things to just work out. Start now.
New Year’s Treats — January 15 — Look out for a treat outside your door to wish you good fortune for the new year!
Breakfast on the Go — January 16 — The first day of the semester can be hectic, so join us for breakfast on your way back to work or campus!
Homemade Cookies — January 19 — To celebrate surviving the first week back to class, join us for homemade cookies in the office!
Open House — January 26 — Swing by our January Open House. Anyone who renews for 2018–19 will be entered in to win a $100 gift card!