Prepare for the Upcoming Semester

22 Dec

Happy 2016!

The start of a new year is seen for many as an opportunity for new beginnings and self improvement. Why not take it a step further and get a head start to prepare for the upcoming semester? You can do it! Here are some ways that I find helpful in preparing for a successful semester.

Organize, organize, organize!
Organization is so incredibly important for balancing the different aspects of your academic career. Without the use of a planner, there is no way I would remember everything. Use a planner, an app, or whatever method works to keep you organized and on top of things!

Read and print your syllabi. This gives you a clear idea of what your semester will look like. This way you are aware of how much you will be able to take on during that semester. Being involved on campus is important but don’t take on more than you are able to. The goal is to be successful in every aspect of your academic career.

Don’t Procrastinate!

Procrastinating is a huge issue for many of us. Don’t do it! Staying on top of things (or getting things done ahead of time) eliminates so much stress in the long run. Work smarter, not harder.

Always stay positive.

College can be overwhelming. You can do it! Don’t let that exam grade weigh you down! Remember why you are here and keep your eye on the prize. Every step you take is a step closer to graduation.

Cheers to a successful semester!

-Brianna

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