At this point, winter break probably feels like it was over months ago.
We’re finally back to school and you’ll get a chance to improve during the Spring semester. To some, even the seniors, getting back to school after weeks off is tough. Having already established a rhythm, it’s definitely tough to get back into the routine after the long break.
But here’s two tips on how to get back on track.
Check your syllabus often, stay organized
The first “week” of school is over and you’ve probably received a ton of instructions. Like many of you, I have a difficult time remembering everything for 5+ courses. This is why the syllabus is such an important tool to utilize.
The syllabus organizes everything for the course, so it’s easy to stay on top of school work. You probably haven’t received much “work”, but you’ve almost certainly gotten some reading assignments.
It might seem tedious, but check your syllabus often. It’s a good way to remember everything you need to do.
By checking your syllabus, you’re more likely to stay organized, which is the first step of being successful in your courses.
Don’t fall behind!
After weeks of break, it’s really easy to fall behind. You’re probably used to sleeping in late, not worrying about class, and that could carry over to school.
Avoid that by doing all your work early, so it’s easier to establish the school rhythm again. By doing well early on, you’re more likely to continue the positive momentum throughout the entire semester. If you start slacking early, then you’re probably going to continue slacking.
It might seem difficult at the beginning, but you’ll get back into a rhythm soon. By staying prepared, doing your work early, and staying on top of your course schedules, you’re on your way to another successful semester.