As a college student, I believe that kicking off a whole life of new semester would be either exciting or tiring days (again). Knowing how to starts your new semester would be one of the most important steps to get better learning process, it is vital to strategize it properly.
Picking up a compulsory and elective course during a week before the classes begin would be the most dilemma time since we have to spend a lot researches and observations about the lecturer as well as the course itself. However, this time will also become the time which determine our hereinafter semester. Here are the things you can do to commence your new semester well:
- Plan early
For the first time, you need to understand what you need for the coming semester and what you want to learn. It is very imperative that you plan everything earlier to avoid any trouble during the learning process. You need to know the course you want to learn and the type of lecturer that you want to study with. When you know the basic idea of the course, it makes you a lot more easier to plan your schedule to study and comprehend the knowledge. While choosing the lecturer would also very crucial since some of the lecturer are easy to follow while some others are difficult. To know the typical kinds of lecturer could have been done by consulting to the senior who’ve already been studied with them. It is not about GPA or carry mark, but it is all about the way how they explain the theory, postulate, formula, and the problem solving.
- Get organized
Writing down what you want to do in your diary would help you a lot to be organized. It averts you from skipping the work that need to be done throughout the day. Today, technology is much more sophisticated that allow you to write down in the note application or even on the calendar that you can also set the alarm in it. By that you will be able to work punctually based on your own performance and capability.
- Set your own goal
Some students tend to make mistake by setting their goal based on their friends’ goal and achievement. Unfortunately, it happened in almost some of the college students. You need to be clear for yourself on what do you want to achieve during the coming semester and what kind of achievement you want to pursue. Some of the students are planning to join new society or clubs or students council while some other students need to focus more on their study and leave the part-time job and societies that they have involved. It is very good to set off the college life time with some sort of activities to keep active and energetic but surely you need to include an opportunity cost for your study time.
- Start with Bismillah (doa/ prayer)
As a Muslim, it is very recommended to start everything with Bismillah (with the name of Allah). This hidden power will strengthen your day to day throughout the semester. You should never skip your day for the sake of Allah. All the work and study should be for the sake of Allah, the one that create us and empower us up till today.
- Well time management
It is good for you to think and plan every single thing that you want to do during the day by listing down the activities along with the time. By that, you could work on your assignments, group works, individual projects, quizzes and presentation right on the due date. Preparing well time management would help students a lot (who mainly multitasking) in accomplishing their school works and personal interest work.
- Stay in the health condition
Students are less aware on their health by doing many works in a time. They tend to be less respect to their own body by compelling too much working on their physical gigs. We never know when the time for us to be ill is coming over, while the tough coming semester is approaching. Therefore, it is good for us to keep away from junk food and any necessary work that cause some ill to our body. Rest well, eat healthy food (organic is recommended), adequate exercise, and work based on our own capacity.
By the end, I would like to sum up with the big hope that your new coming semester will be amazing and start your classes with positive thinking, a new friends, spirits, and better grade afterward. I wish you the best of luck and welcome to the new semester.