What My Spring Semester Self Would Tell My Fall Semester Self

College Advice For Myself
 College Advice For Myself

Last semester, there were many things that I would have done differently if I could go back and redo it. Unfortunately, about halfway through the semester, my original plans for the semester changed and I started slacking more than I should have. I’m hoping to make this semester as good as the one I had planned last semester. Here is some advice that my spring semester self would tell my fall semester self.

You’ll lose friends from last semester

Some of the easiest friends to make in college are the people that you sit next to in class. Unfortunately, these are also the easiest friendships to lose. Once the semester ends, and you have new classes, you may not see them every day like you used to. You may drift apart and eventually your friendships will diminish to just being acquaintances.

But you’ll gain new ones
Despite losing your old friends, you will make new ones. Your schedule will change, and you’ll have new classmates that will lead to new friendships. Hopefully you’ll share a class with one of your friends from last semester and your friendship will continue to grow, but if not, you’ll make new ones, some of which may end up lasting a lifetime.

Don’t spend all your money It is so easy to spend money in college. Books are expensive, food from the cafeteria is expensive, and anything from the bookstore is overpriced, so buying just a few things that you need can end up costing hundreds of dollars. Try to save money where you can, such as renting your books instead of buying them, or make food instead of buying it. Changing little things will end up making a large impact later.

Do your homework
This one should go without saying, but doing your homework is so important in school. Towards the end of the semester, it’s easy to rationalize skipping an assignment or two. Doing the homework helps you learn the material, which is especially necessary if you plan on taking a class that builds off the current one. You really have no reason to not do other than you don’t want to, which isn’t a good excuse. Just do your homework.

Don’t procrastinate
When you procrastinate, you put yourself under unnecessary stress and you don’t perform as well as you could. Give yourself plenty of time to get the assignment done just in case anything goes wrong. It’s a lot less stressful when you have days to get an assignment done as opposed to only a couple of hours.

You’re one semester closer to graduation With each semester complete, you have one less that you have ahead of you. It can be stressful, and you may want to quit, but once you’re walking across the stage and receiving your diploma, it will all be worth it. Each late night with mountains of homework, every sleepy 8 a.m. class, and every struggle in between will have lead up to that moment. So, enjoy it; you’re one step closer. 



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