Making This Semester Better
Sometimes it is really too late to change things. So, you can either learn from your mistakes when the next semester comes, or at least try to live with the fact that you haven’t succeed this time. However, there is still some time left and it is up to you whether you want to make improvements or not.
You have around 1 month and a half to finish this semester better than it might seem. How can you do it? You won’t hear anything new in this article. Nevertheless, it is always nice to remind ourselves about simple facts.
This is exactly what the most of students lack. They strongly believe that they can keep everything in their heads. But they are so not, especially with the approaching end of semester. Well, you know how professors like putting aside different papers till almost the very last day before the holidays or at least exams begin. Students are being late with submission and they start looking for essay online services. But you can always avoid this.
Be smarter than most of your classmates:
- Buy a daily planner.
- Create a list of all assignments that you will need to accomplish.
- Circle deadlines with a red pen.
Now you have a clear picture of what you will have planned for the next 6-7 weeks.
P.S.: Don’t forget to check this list all the time. You aren’t a robot and you can miss something very important by mistake.
Check up on Your Professors
It is never too late to get to know your professor a little better: Google their first and last name. Most of people use Face book and/or LinkedIn nowadays. It doesn’t mean for you to become a creepy stalker. Just read more about your professor’s life or teaching philosophy. Learn what research they are interested in. Maybe some of their interests or hobbies intersect with yours. This way you will be able to start a very interesting conversation during their office hours. But again, don’t try to become BFF’s with them. It is inappropriate.
Actively participate in classroom discussions. Ask interesting questions. By all means try to show your professor that you pay attention to what he says during classes. Maybe it would be a good idea to ask for additional assignment in order to improve your grade.
Of course, your goal is to graduate a college. But this is a long-term goal. You need something that can keep you competitive and enthusiastic. Therefore, use short-term goals. Like, let’s say successfully accomplished class where the professor is very strict and demanding. You will be really proud of yourself the day you will. Don’t forget about rewards. You can, for example, set a goal and promise yourself something you couldn’t afford for some obvious reason. Work hard to achieve your goals. Good results are always paid off.
It is never too late for college students to start over (unless you have been doing nothing for 4 years and decided to change things 1 month before the graduation). If you weren’t happy with something yesterday, then try changing something today. Don’t stick. Always do better.