The holidays have come and gone which means that summer vacation is a few months and an arm’s reach away. But before you get carried away with planning trips to the pool, remember you still need to get through the winter semester…with passing grades. This semester is a time to start new and have a great academic standing with your school.
Not sure how to set yourself up for academic success? Here’s four ways to make your winter semester report card worthy.
As tempting as it is to procrastinate on assignments to have fun with your friends, you’ll find yourself frustrated and stressed in the end. Avoid the obvious result of procrastination by knocking out all of your assignments now so you can enjoy your your spare time…stress-free. Believe us when we say conquering a tower of late assignments is not worth it.
Sleep is your friend!
Some assignments could keep you up all hours of the night, but don’t…we repeat DON’T pull an all-nighter! When you don’t get your recommended 8-10 hours of sleep per night you limit your ability to learn, listen, and concentrate the next day. If you want to pull off a successful semester sleep is key.
Prioritize your tasks
If you want the A’s you’re seeking, you’ll need to prioritize the order in which you complete your assignments. At first glance your to-do list may look daunting, but if you organize them the right way it’ll be a breeze. Organize your homework from hardest to easiest. You heard us right! Complete your harder assignments first so you can rid yourself of stress. You can mark the parts of the assignment that you did not understand so you can ask your teachers for help the next day.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
This may be difficult for some students, but if you need help on an assignment…ask for help. Your teachers want to see you succeed, so if you’re struggling with a concept or the material that is being taught feel free to reach out to your teacher for help. Don’t want to ask in front of your peers? Go before or stay after class to get the one-on-one help you need to succeed in that class.