Making the most of your Fresh Start

One of things that happen in the beginning of a new semester is students get comfortable with the idea of a fresh start. Perhaps fall semester didn’t go too well, so spring is a chance to boost up that grade point average before the end of the school year.

Admit it, it is not uncommon.

However, just as easily as students made it their New Year’s resolution to get their act together this semester, it is just as easy to end up in the same predicament. Before you know it, you’ll be looking back thinking to yourself where has the time gone? So what does all of this mean?

It’s time to get organized.

Don’t wait until the last week of classes to catch up on past due assignments and if you need help in a particular subject ask for help ASAP. I would recommend investing in a planner. You can write down assignments and other pertinent information that may be hard to remember during your hectic schedule. Once you begin to set aside specific times for things you have to do every day it minimizes the stress that comes with trying to do it all at the same time. Another tip would be to prioritize. If you have a 10-page paper due it probably wouldn’t be the smartest idea to go out to a party. I’m sure these are things you’ve already heard, but actually implementing them in your life is a way to start this new and exciting year off right.

Let’s start now.