Preparing for Second Semester
For me, beginning a new semester is one of my favorite times of the year (I’m usually over this by the second week of classes). I just love ll the new fresh supplies and the illusion of productivity that they provide me with.
Here are a few things that are a must before beginning a new semester.
Acknowledge last semester’s accomplishments
This is a great way to build your confidence for the upcoming semester. Remembering all of the amazing things you accomplished will give you the motivation to continue on that same path of success.
Let go of the failures from last semester
This is important. Especially if you’re in your first year of college! Beginning college and realizing all of the work and tough professors that come with it is somewhat of a shock. Many freshman will end up doing worse than they intended to their first semester and this will leave them feeling discouraged. If you didn’t do as well as you planned to last semester, try to keep in mind that this is a fresh start!
Write down your schedule
Writing down your class and work schedule helps you to see what your days will look like ahead of time as well as stay organized and never show up late. I love writing down my class schedule on my calendar as well as in my planner. (I even color code everything!)
Get your textbooks
Every semester usually means new teachers and new classes. This will likely mean new books as well. Make sure to contact your professor and find out which books they’re going to require for their class; do this early enough that you have time to order them and still be prepared for the first day!
Last, but definitely not least:
Get all your other supplies
Usually I will do one big school supply shop in August for the whole year but sometimes you have to refill some little things such as index cards or sticky notes. School/office supplies make me SO happy so this is definitely my favorite part of preparing for the semester.
I hope that these few tips will help you to prepare for and enjoy your second semester as much as possible.