Start second semester off right with these great tips!

Winter break is coming to a close, which means second semester is right around the corner. Are you prepared to head back to school? Now is the time to think about how you’re going to make this semester even better than the last one. Take advantage of your refreshed state of mind and go back strong! We have some great tips for how to make your second semester a success.  

Ways to Make Second Semester a Success

December 27, 2016

Start second semester off right with these great tips!

Winter break is coming to a close, which means second semester is right around the corner. Are you prepared to head back to school? Now is the time to think about how you’re going to make this semester even better than the last one. Take advantage of your refreshed state of mind and go back strong! We have some great tips for how to make your second semester a success.

 

Buy a Planner—and Start Using it Now!



College students, as you probably already know, get incredibly busy. Start the year off on the right foot by getting a planner and using it right now. Start off by adding in all of your tests and finals so you’re on track throughout the semester. If you have any club dues, bills, or loan payments throughout the year, add those in too to keep you from making any late payments.

 

Visit Your Student Center



Almost every college campus has some sort of student center full of great resources. If you haven’t stopped by yet, make a point to find it and head on in sometime in the early part of the semester to find out all of the benefits they provide. Most student centers offer a variety of free or low-cost services that will help you make the best of your college years. These may include tutoring, resume assistance, job placement, activity notices and a variety of other helpful programs.

 

Grab Your Friends’ Schedules



Studying in a group can sometimes be much more effective than studying alone, so make sure to ask your friends for their schedule so you’ll know who you can study with. You might also want to ask for their schedule from last semester; this way, you’ll know who you can turn to if you have a question you can’t figure out and know someone who had the same class last semester.

Keeping up with your friend’s schedules will also help you keep tabs on who you can reach out to about buying or selling books. You’ll probably be able to buy the books from your friends for much cheaper than the bookstore, and in return, they’ll probably make more from you than selling them back!

 

Apply for Scholarships



Apply for the Redstone scholarship now!

Second semester is prime time for applying for scholarships! Utilize the first few months of the year to scour the internet and your college’s resources for scholarships you qualify for. If they involve an essay portion, ask an English major or someone with editing or proofreading experience to read over it before you submit. Mark all of the scholarship deadlines in your planner, so you don’t let any slip through the cracks.


Ready to head back and conquer second semester? Now is the time to set yourself up for success, and by using some of these tips you’re bound to have a great second semester. Show off your college pride, and let us know where you’re heading back to this upcoming semester.

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