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Look Forward To These Practices When Beginning Your New Semester

Posted on: June 25th, 2019

Getting ready to begin your new semester? As this is another exciting and intriguing chapter of your educational career, let’s discuss it further with a new approach to get the most out of it. With the right mindset and attitude, you can not only get good academic results but also improve yourself in various aspects which will help you to live a successful and prosperous life ahead.

The perception that we need to make extensive changes in ourselves to get exceptional results is not the right concept as it demoralizes us that we don’t tend to such changes. Instead, we should be focusing on gradual changes in multiple steps to reach our destination.

College life is where you learn how to balance and manage different things at the same time; it’s not only about studies and amusing yourself, but it’s about laying a strong and firm foundation of your career. In this journey, a student should not get depressed and demotivated rather, you must remain calm and focused, to do so few essential tips and guidelines are mentioned in being happy in college life.

There are several practices you should be looking forward when beginning new semester but we will discuss some basic ones which will immensely benefit you in getting tremendous academic results.

1) Planning is the key

The most decisive step in achieving your objectives is planning. You must plan your semester before it starts, and the best way I advise is to conduct a to-do list.  You may use a traditional way like keeping a diary/calendar, or you can go for a digital way like a planner app. You need to develop a plan including the courses you want to take, credit hours for each subject, lecture schedule, key dates for tests and exams, deadlines for project submissions, etc.

Academic success needs extended planning not only at the start of the semester but also during the course of the semester as some times new challenges pops-up which you have not planned for, so always be ready to improvise your plans. Another crucial aspect is to keep thorough review by evaluation after specific periods of time let’s say on a weekly or monthly basis so that you realize what exactly is working well and giving you the required results and what needs to be changed for a better outcome.

2) Organize yourself

Once you have developed a plan, next practice is to organize; you should organize not only yourself but also things around you, which will impact your progress in achieving your academic goals. The purpose of organizing is to be prepared for the challenges which you may confront not only during your academic career but also in your professional career.

Organizing is keeping balance among many tasks simultaneously with competence and thoroughness. If things are not accurately organized, assignments will pile up, things will get mismanaged, and it will devastate your valuable time to do a simple task which may cost you in missing your deadline for project submission.

There are few basic ways to better organize effortlessly like using checklists, managing homework assignments, setting proper study time, designating a specific study space, etc., These steps will immensely help you to have a successful academic career.

3) Establishing a routine

A routine develops a sense of stability and order as well as it gives you the tools and experience required to accomplish complicated tasks. Establishing a routine is all about time management; the sooner you master this art, the easier your life becomes. One of the vital steps I would advise you is to start your day early in the morning. The best time would be the sun rises, and you should be out of our bed. This can only be done if you sleep early and don’t get indulged in late night activities whether it’s going for a movie, social lounge, bowling or hanging out with friends. All such activates become an obstacle in developing a healthy routine.

Once you start your new semester try things in a different way then you were practising in the past. Structure your schedule; assign distinct times for school works, assignments, and your other co-curricular activities. While following the routine, you will be less stressed about getting your school work done. Creating a study schedule and succeeding it strictly are the crucial factors for your progress.

4) Health is wealth

I know it’s an old school saying but let me tell you it is undoubtedly relevant to each one of us no matter from which part of the world we belong. Health is vital as it matters to your life predominantly. Health is a much more precious asset than wealth.

For a student keeping healthy mind and body is very essential regardless of any particular aspect like physically, mentally, intellectually, and socially. Sickness and other diseases caused due to bad/poor health. Taking care of yourself can assist you to escape depression and anxiety.

For good health, here are few essential tips like getting enough sleep, paying more attention to your diet, drinking enough water, exercise regularly, avoid caffeine and sugary drinks. Other than that, a student must remain active every day, and for that, he/she needs to build a strong social network. He/she must do mental exercises to challenge his mind. A healthy mind gives you an immense ability to explore and learn new things.

5) Study, study & study

Study, now this is for what you go to college. Right? It is a collective word that includes attending lectures, taking notes, giving tests, appearing in exams, completing assigned projects, and submitting them on time. To get remarkable results in the exam, you need to be well prepared. While some of the learners didn’t focus on studies and then seeks guidance to prepare for exams at the 11th hour.

A critical aspect which I would like to discuss here is that your sole purpose of going to college should not be to get a degree, as there is much more to it. You should not only pay attention to study course books and materials but also go for extensive research and exploring new concepts. You should have a creative mindset and determination to discover new worlds. You must do thorough analysis; ponder upon innovative ideas to do things in advanced ways.

The value of studying cannot be interchanged or overlooked. The more you pay attention to your studies, the more grasp you will have in the field in which you want to pursue your career.

The bottom line

So guys, now we will get to the conclusion of all what we have discussed so far and I would like to give you the summary of this in one single word that is SMART. Have a SMART objective:


  • S -> Specific
  • M -> Measurable
  • A -> Attainable
  • R -> Relevant
  • T -> Time-bound

Focus on one rule at a time until it becomes your habit. With passion and dedication, you can achieve tremendous results in your educational career.

I hope these practices would benefit you to get prepared for the upcoming semester. This time you should be looking forward to a new beginning.

Wishing you all the best for your academic success!

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