The next semester of your course or program will start soon, so you’re probably super excited to take another step towards being a graduate. At this time, an average student often likes to relax for as long as they can before the school days begin. Although taking time to relax is good, it is also a great opportunity to use this prep time to your advantage.
Take Care of Important Work Before the Next Semester Starts
Use this free time wisely and make a list of things that can be done in advance that would otherwise consume your time. Try taking off some load now by using this time to pay off any student loans that might be due later. Get a part-time job and start paying off that loan with whatever you can so some of it is off your shoulders. Sign up for club meetings or activities that will help you for the next semester.
Make a To-Do List of Priorities for the New Semester
Make a planner for the official stuff you need to do for the semester.
- Check out the subjects and classes you will be attending.
- Buy supplies – a separate notebook for each class, the recommended textbooks, and stationery supplies for any assignments marked in the syllabus.
- Make a daily routine schedule and mark your study timings.
- Remember to set a monthly budget.
Keep an Achievement Journal
Knowing where you can succeed helps you to improve and increases the rate of your performance throughout the year. Keeping a journal of your achievements will become a habit that turns and you’ll strive for more achievements. More possibilities will present themselves if you have a habit of achieving goals.
Keep Your Space Clear and Be Ready
Keeping your room and studying area tidy can help with your success. Set your alarm for the first day of the semester and sleep well so you won’t be late for orientation.
Columbia College provides student services support such as student advisory and learning support services that you can use for your success. If you have questions about the program you will be attending, reach out to our advisors.