The spring semester has started back for college students. I know it seems like just yesterday you were starting your winter break. The break is definitely over. Hopefully, you’re ready to get back in the classroom and get to work. I have five ways that I think will help you have a good semester.
Don’t take too many credit hours.
Take a number of credit hours that you can handle. Unless you have a million dollar job waiting for you, there is no reason to take 18 credits any semester. When I was in college, I never thought about taking that many. I took 12 credits each semester except for my last one. That semester I took 15 credits because it was time to graduate. I never wanted to be that student stressing because I had 5 or 6 hard classes. I also know a few friends who took 18 credits a few semesters. Looking back, they wish that they would have taken a lighter load. They would have had the chance to enjoy their college life a little better.
Set aside a good time to study.
This goes without saying. If you don’t study, you’re not going to pass many classes. Make sure you choose a time to study and stick with it. Also, make sure that you study in a place where you won’t be bothered by other people. Having a quiet student location will allow you to focus and understand your work better.
Don’t wait last minute to do your assignments or projects.
This is something that you don’t want to do. I have learned from experience that being last minute only causes stress and headache. Partying and chilling may be what the majority of your friends is doing but finish your work first. You will be happy that you finished it. Doing things last minute will cause you to rush. When you rush, you may forget to do something or answer a question or two wrong.
Turn your cell phone off in class.
Today’s cell phones are a lot more advanced than they were six years ago. (I graduated in May 2008) I couldn’t imagine having a smartphone with so many apps when I was in school. Having your cell phone on in class could be a big distraction. I’m pretty sure if you have a boring class you’d be on IG or twitter instead of paying attention or doing your work. Don’t be tempted to check your social media. Make sure you turn the phone off before you go in the classroom.
Be involved in class.
Make sure that you are paying attention in class. Answer questions or volunteer to read out loud if the professor asks you to. Being involved in class means that you are paying attention and learning. It will also make the class go by quicker.
Those are five ways that I think will help you have a good semester. Do you know of any other ways to have a good semester? If so feel free to leave a comment below.