Wanna start your semester right?

It’s a new year and a new semester. One possible New Year’s resolution is to get the semester started right, don’t you think? 

Our very own Mary Coller, director of the Advising Center, offers the top 10 tips to college success. You may know some of these tips, but it won’t hurt to refresh your memory.

Several other sources offer suggestions on how to get off on the right foot.

The Student Advisor blog suggests you:

  • Create a routine
  • Learn how to say no
  • Get creative about your social life
  • Take time to clear your head
  • Visit the Career Services  Office

YouUniversity encourages you to:

Rethink your class schedule

If you’re not an early riser but had to endure an 8 o’clock class last semester, reconsidering later classes was probably a good idea.

Budget your time

Figure out what’s most important to you – let’s face it, it should be going to class and studying – and then prioritize. Give the most attention to what’s most important.

Sit in the front of the class/talk to your professor

This will send a signal to your professor that you’re serious about learning. Even if you’re not that serious yet, sitting in the front will help you stay interested, which  will help you learn more and do better in class.

Hit the gym

It will make you feel better, help you shed any unwanted pounds and help get you get ready for Spring Break if you’re heading somewhere warm. But beware. Many other students will be doing the same. Don’t get discouraged when you may have to wait for a treadmill or the bench press. Be patient. It won’t take long for the crowd to thin, enabling you to get in and out even faster.

Do you have any ideas on how to get a good start? If so, let us know and we’ll share them with everyone.


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