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Preparing For a New Semester

August 10, 2018

 

A new semester is almost here and should not meet you unaware. How you perceive and approach a new semester would determine the outcome of that semester. A new semester offers a new beginning, we like to call this a “fresh start”, it comes with taking new classes, new lecturers, new topics and the transition to a new season - winter. This post has been created to ensure students get the right perspective before the semester begins.

 

Make Goals

 

Motivational speakers are known for emphasizing the importance of making goals. This is not just a “motivational” thing, it is a very effective life habit. The truth is, a life without goals leads to nowhere because there would be nothing stirring you to act. To know how important goals are, consider the game of football without a “goal post” or basketball without the basket. Your guess is as good as ours, the players would be less motivated to pay and the same thing goes to the audience watching. To progress in life, goal setting is very important. Make goals of the grade you want to score. Do you desire to get all A's? then translate it from a desire to a goal.

 

Engage in a new activity

 

This could be joining a new club or learning a new sport. The life of an average student is cyclic – doing the same thing every day. Basically, wake up, attend lectures, go to work, arrive at home, take a shower, relax with friends or sometimes study. These are all fantastic things to do but it is not enough to make you a balanced person. As the new semester is about to start, it is time to consider joining a new club or sport, this would give you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new things and most especially it would be a form of relaxation. 

 

Begin Classes

 

Students have formed the habit of adding an extra week to the summer holiday, sometimes following that pattern may have a negative impact on your performance that semester. Students often feel discouraged to resume school in the first week because some lecturers are used to beginning lectures in the second week. We recommend that you aim to attend classes in the first week because the lecturers who begin classes are likely to provide a general overview of the course and tips on getting a good grade. Please note that they may not necessarily say this is what they are doing when they come to class but by listening to them you can get this information.

 

Research

 

This is one of the most important points we would discuss in this topic It is important to find out the courses that would be offered in the semester, the lecturers for each course and past students who have taken those courses. By doing this basic research, it reduces the pain of making unnecessary mistakes. We highly recommend that students connect with other students who may have taken the course they intend to take. Such student offers free counsel by sharing how they were able to handle the course and the marking style of the lecturers. One of the major decision students who want to succeed can make is to build networks with previous students.

 

Thank you for reading the post, it is proof that you want a better semester this year. Remember, one can never recover from the right start because it is better to get it at the beginning than in the middle or at the end.

 

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