As I have said at least a thousand times these last few months is that last semester was by far the most difficult one I have encountered thus far. It had all the makings of what I consider a difficult semester. I had courses that were both time consuming and difficult and some that were just plain difficult. Either way, I was stretched and pulled and forced to grow in almost every aspect of the word. I don’t recall ever having pulled so many all-nighters in one semester. All in all, I got through it in one piece all thanks to god and to the tips ill share below.
- Schedule everything!!!
First things first, schedule. Listen friends, make those scheduling apps your friend. Use google calendar or a school planner or whatever application of your choice but use it. That’s the moral of all this. Schedule everything from your classes and when you have to attend them to your assignments also write the specifications of each assignment to help be your checklist when you are revising them before submission.
- Do assignments ahead of time
As much as you can do your assignments ahead of time it will give you time to hand them in to your instructor and they may advise you on changes you can make to earn you a better score, those are the small things that can encourage you and make the semester seem less challenging and if not then at least make sure you don’t get depressed from all the work and stuff.
- Time management
Speaking as someone who has a long-term relationship with series and movies, I have t insist that time management is absolutely key. Time blocking is a personal favorite of mine. Block out time for things that you really don’t want to do but in doing you know it will give you an easier time in the future. Listen friends, if nothing else love yourself. Love yourself enough to do the things that need to be done to assure you have an easy a time as possible.
- Ask for help as needed
When the semester is long and challenging, make sure you have a support system make sure you have someone or someones who you can share your frustrations with and preferably people who are in college as well, so they understand why you feel as you do. Also, ask for help from your fellow classmates, make friends of people who look like they have their affairs in order, ask them for help and hopefully they are willing to lend a hand.
- Create a rapport with your lecturers
When all is said and done these are the people who matter the most during your college career. They are the people who make a difference between a pass and a fail so make friends of your lecturers provided they are not assholes.
All in all, try and be kind to yourself throughout the semester, put yourself and your schoolwork first if there is to be any hope of getting through the semester sane and in one piece. It would also help to have likeminded friends and acquaintances that will understand when you miss out on things because you’re at home or in the library studying. And when the semester is done don’t forget to give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done, maybe not as great as you would have liked but you’re sane and in good health and sometimes that’s a win on its own.