A new year means a new semester for high school and college students. These tips can help you start this semester off on the right foot!
1. Wait Until After The First Week To Buy Your Textbooks
Textbooks in college can be really expensive – Like $500 expensive. A lot of the time you might use your ridiculously expensive textbooks once or twice and at the end of the semester you will regret spending all of that money. If you wait until after syllabus week and the professor tells you that you are going to need it – buy it. But if you get the feeling you’re only going to use it once or twice, split the cost with friends or check the school library to see if you can use it there!
2. Get To Know Your Teachers
Office hours that teachers offer usually don’t get taken advantage of by students. Try it out this semester! Attending these office hours can not only help you understand the material better but will also help you get to know your teacher. You can’t imagine how much this can assist you out in the future with letters of recommendation or potential job opportunities.
3. Scope Out Where Your Classes Are
The worst thing to do is to show up late on the first day of class and make a bad first impression on your teacher. A good way to avoid this is to scope out where your classes are before it’s time for class.
4. Don’t Be Afraid To Talk To People Next To You
It doesn’t matter if you are in high school or college, the friends you make now can be some you will have for the rest of your life. They can also be helpful when it comes to getting class notes or extra help on homework. Making friends with people in class is always recommended!
5. See What Friends You Have In Each Class
Besides making new friends in class, taking classes with existing friends can be really enjoyable. One thing we recommend is figuring out who you already know in each class, taking a look at when your tests are, and creating a schedule for study groups to prepare for the exams. This will not only help you avoid procrastinating for the exam but studying with friends is always more fun!
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