5 Tips To Minimize Back-To-School Stress
Start writing a post
Student Life

5 Tips To Minimize Back-To-School Stress

5 Tips To Minimize Back-To-School Stress

The first week back to school can be stressful. The very first week of college for freshmen, definitely stressful. As an incoming senior, I've come to find that it is important to start off the school year on the right foot. If you come into it unprepared, you really are making things harder for yourself. The following tips have made the transition from summer into fall so much easier for me, and even if you already know about these tips, let this just be a helpful reminder.

1. Visit your classroom before your actual first day of class.

I've come to find I'm much more at ease the first week back at school if I've already found my room prior to the first day of class. Some buildings are ridiculous to navigate, such as the Armory, or Davenport, and I would much rather know which halls I have to wind through or which staircases I have to trudge up compared to scrambling from a previous class and showing up late because I couldn't find the room.

2. Keep your syllabi in a folder.

Whether this folder is electronic or paper, always know where your syllabi are. It makes you feel so much more organized when you know exactly where to go if you forget when the deadline is to finish the first book assigned for the semester.

3. Get your books the first week of class, and if you can, go with friends.

It's best to just get your books the first week of class, after your professor has made it explicitly clear that they aren't cool enough to be like" yeah forget what the bookstore website says, kids, go out and buy yourselves something nice with the hundreds you thought you were going to have to drop on a supposed necessary book," because saving it for the weekend can be a mess. The bookstores may be out of them and it's very likely that you will need it by that next Monday of class. Also, who wants to trudge to the bookstore on a Saturday afternoon if they don't have to? Definitely not me. As students know, the lines can be horrendous and sometimes they make the agony worse by playing horrible music. Go with friends so that the pain is a little less for everyone involved.

4. Make friends.

Don't be antisocial and keep to yourself. Be open and friendly because you never know who you will meet in class. Plus, it's always nice to have someone who can tell you what you missed in class if you were absent or will readily pair up with you for a project.

5. Bring water and snacks.

A little pre-schooley, but necessary. I would compare walking to class in August and early September to one of the nine circles of Hell. It is important to hydrate, especially because you really do not know how poorly air conditioned the building will be. I do love me some Davenport Hall sweat sessions. Plus, let's be real, I'm sure you weren't in bed by 11 last night anyway. Try to look less like a degenerate, at least during the first week, if you can. Snacks are also very useful, especially if you are dealing with a lot of back-to-back classes. It is possible that your professor has a no eating rule, but you can always try to eat in between classes or sneak it. I don't judge.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me

This one's for you, Spock.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me
Liz Abere

Owning a pet can get difficult and expensive. Sometimes, their vet bills cost hundreds of dollars just for one visit. On top of that, pets also need food, a wee wee pad for a dog, a litter box with litter for a cat, toys, and treats. Besides having to spend hundreds of dollars on them, they provide a great companion and are almost always there when you need to talk to someone. For the past six years, I have been the proud owner of my purebred Bengal cat named Spock. Although he's only seven years and four months old, he's taught me so much. Here's a few of the things that he has taught me.

Keep Reading...Show less

Kinder Self - Eyes

You're Your Own Best Friend

Kinder Self - Eyes

It's fun to see all of the selfies on social media, they are everywhere. I see pictures with pouty lips, duck lips and pucker lips. I see smokey eyes, huge fake lashes and nicely done nose jobs, boob jobs and butt lifts. Women working out in spandex, tiny tops and flip flops. I see tight abs and firm butts, manicured nails and toes, up dos and flowing hair. "Wow", I think to myself," I could apply tons of make-up, spend an hour on my hair, pose all day and not look like that. Maybe I need a longer stick!"

Keep Reading...Show less

Rap Songs With A Deeper Meaning

Rap is more than the F-bomb and a beat. Read what artists like Fetty, Schoolboy Q, Drake, and 2Pac can teach you.

Rap artist delivers performance on stage
Photo by Chase Fade on Unsplash

On the surface, rap songs may carry a surface perception of negativity. However, exploring their lyrics reveals profound hidden depth.Despite occasional profanity, it's crucial to look beyond it. Rap transcends mere wordplay; these 25 song lyrics impart valuable life lessons, offering insights that extend beyond the conventional perception of rap music.

Keep Reading...Show less

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

Maybe don't try them all in one day...

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

My 21st birthday is finally almost here. In honor of finally turning 21, I thought I'd share 21 fun drinks since it's finally legal for me to drink them.

Some of these drinks are basic, but some of them are a little more interesting. I thought they all looked pretty good and worth trying, so choose your favorites to enjoy at your big birthday bash!

Keep Reading...Show less

Ancient Roman Kings: 7 Leaders of Early Rome

The names and dates of the reigns of the first four kings, as well as the alternation of Sabin and Latin names, are more legendary than historical. The last three kings, of Etruscan origin, have an existence which seems less uncertain.

inside ancient roman building
Photo by Chad Greiter on Unsplash

It is evident that all this is only a legend although archeology shows us little by little that these kings if they did not exist as the ancient history, describes them, have at least in the very Outlines were real as chief of a shepherd’s tribe. The period when kings ruled Rome could estimate at 245 years.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments