It’s that time of year again! Students are either returning to college or arriving for their first time this semester, so it’s important to get back in the swing of things. After being away from school for the summer, there may be a need for readjustment, and that includes going back to being a full-time student. Here are three tips and tricks to getting back on track this fall, and being the best student you can be!
As you arrive back to school, there are going to be many things you want to do, like seeing your friends, setting up your dorm/apartment, and ordering Chinese take-out, but there are also going to be things that you have to do, like going to class, exploring your campus, getting school supplies, and even some preparation work for some of your classes. While some may argue that a few of these things are more “important” than others, all are necessary to getting comfortable on campus again (yes, even ordering the Chinese take-out!) In order to do everything you want and need to do, time management is vital. Here are some tips on how to manage your time well.
I know… the horrors of all horrors. Back to school means back to feeding your brain, and giving your all to your classes. One of the hardest things about getting back into a student-driven schedule is getting used to studying and doing homework every day, and when over the summer, you were doing differently. Keeping up with your assignments and your readings as they come is very important, even in the early stages of your classes. The beginning is one of the most important parts: if you don’t get into a good study habit now, it will be harder to develop that habit later in the semester.
In the midst of all of this, make sure to take care of yourself. One of the biggest challenges students face nowadays is knowing that you are far more important than the grade on your paper. In order to excel in school, you must be getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, eating good and whole foods, and being sure to give yourself some love! Pat yourself on the back for getting the little things done, and use that as motivation to get the big things done. A healthy mind, body, and heart will always be essential to a productive and excelling student. You are your biggest asset!
Hopefully, these tips will help you adjust being back at school, and that you will always remember the importance of getting off on the right foot. We are rooting for you!
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