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
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
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.
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