How students are planning for a better scholastic year

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This week marks the last week of classes as students at Florida A&MUniversity prepare for final exams and spring commencement. As summer approaches, inquiries arise about students accomplishing a better scholastic semester.

For many, the first step in preparing for a stellar scholastic year is setting clear and achievable goals. Whether it’s aiming for a certain GPA, landing an internship, or mastering a new skill, having a roadmap in place helps students stay focused and motivated throughout the year.

Keith Thomas, fourth-year social work major, said that he is looking forward to completing his internship and his upcoming graduation.

“All that I have left to finish is my internship and I’m all set,” Thomas said. “After that, I’m just waiting on graduation.”

Time management emerges as a crucial skill in the quest for academic excellence. Students devise schedules, utilize planners, and adopt time-blocking techniques to balance coursework, extracurricular activities, and personal commitments.

In the pursuit of a better scholastic year, self-care takes center stage. Recognizing the importance of mental and physical well-being, students prioritize activities that nourish their bodies and minds.

Donnie Weatherspoon, a fourth- year broadcast journalism scholar said that time management is his biggest challenge. He also said he’s getting early enrollment to prevent the worry of limited classes.

“I’m trying to work on my time management, that’s my biggest issue,” Weatherspoon said. “But I’m about to enroll in classes early… because classes fill up fast, so I am now placing my focus on that.”

As the semester unfolds, students remain adaptable in the face of challenges and setbacks. They embrace failure as a steppingstone to success, learning from their mistakes and leveraging adversity as an opportunity for growth.

With a growth mindset and a resilient spirit, they navigate obstacles with grace and determination, emerging stronger and more determined than before.

Justin Kovacs, a fourth-year political science student at FSU, said that he fell behind due to a hectic work schedule and hopes to regain control over his academics.

“I fell behind because of working like crazy,” Kovacs said. “But I’m looking forward to staying on top of my studies and pushing through.”

Students are passionate about continuing their education and completing a milestone. Ultimately, the journey towards a better scholastic year is an ongoing process of self-reflection, refinement, and perseverance. Spring commencement is set for Friday and Saturday, May 3-4th, at 2 p.m.