11 Crucial Things to help you Succeed this Semester
Start writing a post
Student Life

11 Crucial Things To Do To Prepare For Next Semester

Don't overlook these certain things, or else it'll be a hard semester!

63
11 Crucial Things To Do To Prepare For Next Semester

The semester is right around the corner, and it is time to start preparing for it. Going in with a prepared mindset will help you succeed at this next semester!

1. Look over your professors. 

One thing I wasn't prepared for my first semester was the diverse array of teachers I had. I wasn't prepared for the different teaching styles, personalities, and overall impact I would receive from all them. Going into the semester with a feel for the teachers will be highly beneficial.

2. Get your materials ready.

My favorite part of going back to school is all the crisp new notebooks and folders. I am beyond excited to label them all, and have semi-organization.

3. Look at what books you need, and try to get the lowest price.

There are multiple sites on where you can get the lowest price for books. Sites such as Chegg offers a lower renting value for a majority of books. Unfortunately, some books are only offered through the university. Most of the time in those situations you can rent them, or buy used ones for a lower price.

4. Plan a schedule for activities, clubs, and a job!

To enhance your experience at school, get involved! Go to club meetings, volunteer, or get a job! This will help you make friends with similar interests, and be overall beneficial for your well being. Also scheduling your free time for chores, friends, and yourself will help you be the most efficient with your time.

5. Review materials for classes.

These past few weeks I have not thought about anything regarding my major. I have been binging Netflix, playing The Sims, and just doing mindless things. Looking over material will help me completely prepared for the next semester.

6. Set a sleep schedule. 

Referring back to the last point, all of those things caused my sleep schedule to be screwed. Getting back on my school sleep schedule will mean less late-night binge-watching, but it will mean I'll be closer to preparing to get up early.

7. Reflect on the past semester.

I wasn't prepared in any way for anything I was going to encounter my first semester. Going into this semester I am preparing myself for the stress, social conflicts, and anything else I may encounter. There were highs and lows of last semester, with a substantial amount of lows, but I am certain this semester will be far better.

8. Set goals to reach for.

Whether it be making the deans list, passing your classes, or making new friends, setting goals is something that is accomplishable by many people.

9. Clear your head.

Don't let your head get clogged up with meaningless matters. One thing I learned is all the little things do not matter in the long run. Take this time to get rid of all the things that don't matter, and focus on yourself.

10. Organize your priorities.

Going out to parties every weekend is a great idea, until you realize you have three tests coming up that you are not prepared for. Make sure you pick things that are worth your time, and will make you happy.

11.  Get ready to have a bomb semester!

Getting back to all of your friends, dorm-mates, and the overall buzz of college is so something I cannot wait for. Going into this semester with a fresh new major and outlook on life is guaranteeing it to be far better than last.

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

20 Things I Learned By The Start of My 20s

No one expects you to have your life together by the time you're 20, because honestly, they didn't either.

2044
Allyson Foutty

We are all often faced with many life challenges throughout the time leading up to our 20s. Before this time, and throughout it, we often look back at the things we've learned and how they've influenced who we are as people today. Some of my biggest influences were some of the challenges I've faced, but they've taught me 20 important things by the start of my 20s.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Boyfriend Recipe

The ingredients to build a relationship are a little more complicated than just a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.

2886

Relationships. Long distance or not, significant others are much more than just that. I would be lying if I said I did not love the sweet gestures that only a boyfriend can give. The flowers, funny phone calls, hand holding, breakfast dates, and tight hugs are special but my relationship and many others out there exist on much more than just these little gestures. It is a tricky concoction that consists of one part boyfriend and two parts best friend and would not work without one part or the other. While having a relationship may not be quite as easy as baking a batch of cookies, it has its own recipe (with a few variations for flavor) to follow for a good match.

Keep Reading... Show less
google images

Fashion just keeps growing and changing and old trends are made new! Now, I'm no beauty guru, just a beauty guru wannabe, but personally I have compiled some stylish wardrobe must haves! These can be cute assets to go back to school or just to catch up on some of the latest trends...

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

There's More To A Relationship Than Netflix

Summertime is only 93 days of the year, Find something to do!

6417
Tallie Ammar

Summertime is ideal for more than just hanging out and binging your favorite TV series with your friends. Although summer does bring rain and thunderstorms which is perfect for those binging days, take advantage of those nice and sunny days. There is so many opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the season before the snow starts to come back. Here are 25 interesting dates that are doable almost anywhere for any age.

Keep Reading... Show less
Leilani Encarnacion

Philadelphia has its beauty, but some of you may have not been to some of the most beautiful hidden spots in the city. This summer is a chance for new adventures and exploring, so here are a few places that I highly recommend you should visit at least once.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments