I had some personal stuff happening followed by getting sick and long story short I missed 2 weeks worth of lectures. Do you have any tips for catching up with missed work while managing new work being given?
Hey! I’m sorry that things are tough right now.
First, I’d recommend letting the teacher/professor know that you were gone and are looking to catch up. They should provide you with missed lectures and other important info, and you could ask for an extension on new work or any upcoming due dates. Hopefully they will honor this!
Ask a friend in the class to provide you with notes that they took. Take pictures of the notes to make it faster, don’t worry about copying it all down.
Focus first on what’s due first. Did you get an extension on new work? Focus on the old work. Did your teacher allow you extra time to complete the old work? If so, focus on the new work that can be churned out quickly.
You may have to set a schedule for yourself in order to stay on track and catch up! For example, you could commit to one new chapter or reading or one new lecture’s worth of notes per day, and make sure to also complete one assignment or one chapter’s worth from what you missed. Some material builds on the old, though, so it may be in your best interest to start from where you missed! That way, you’ll hopefully be better able to grasp the new material.
I hope this is helpful! Good luck and take care– Mimi