Personal Development

The Start Of Something New: Adjusting To The New Semester

Do you ever feel like as soon as a new semester is coming to an end, you are only just start getting into the swing of things? Make the adjustment to the start of a new semester quick and easy by following these tips!

Know Your Schedule

The first thing to adjusting to a new semester is to know your schedule. The last thing you want to do is show up late to classes, or mixing up classrooms. A planner or calendar is not only a great way to keep track of your courses but also assignment due dates, test dates, or any other extra-curricular activities you have planned.

Get Organized

Have a spot for everything and anything. If you prefer to type out notes in class or any other relevant course information, organize files with the course names. Create files within those files for specific assignments and don’t forget to label all your notes! The same goes towards those who prefer a hard copy of their notes.

Make A Plan

Where do you want to be at the end of the semester? How are you going to approach each class? Dive into the new semester by asking yourself important questions and giving yourself answers on how you plan the semester to go. Think of it as creating the base of a building and slowly building your way up.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Finally, know that you’ll be fine and everything will work out in the end. Worrying will create stress in your life and you won’t be able to enjoy everyday to its fullest.

Apply these tips to the new semester and you’re guaranteed to stay on top of all your work with little stress and adjust to the semester without even thinking about it. Stop stressing, start enjoying!

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Janine Maral
Third-year Journalism student at Ryerson University and multimedia storyteller for RU Student Life. I like to spend my free time blogging, on youtube, making guacamole, and listening to podcasts.