Regardless of how long a college student has been going to school, the new Semester nervousness is almost always guaranteed. Whether it be new classes, new living arrangements, or new friends, there are always a few adjustments to get used to at the start of the semester. With the help of these quick, easy Tips, this semester can be your best one yet!

Stay organized

The start of the semester is a clean slate. Your overflowing folder from last semester can finally be emptied, the pages of your notebook will be crisp and clean, and the points of your pencils will once again be perfectly sharp.

This semester, use a different folder and notebook for each of your classes and invest in a planner. Nothing is worse than forgetting where you put that one really important paper (except maybe forgetting that you have an assignment due at midnight). Staying organized this semester will help you stay focused and, in turn, will help you succeed.

Make a schedule and stick to it

One of the hardest parts about starting a new semester is the change in routine. You were just starting to get used to last semester's routine and now you have to change it, again.

Maybe last semester you had breakfast at 8 every morning, but this semester you can't because of your 8 a.m. class.

To ensure that the rest of your school year is successful, write down everything you wish to accomplish each day. Do you want to go to the gym? Do you want to meet your friends for lunch? Include your classes on this list and create a schedule for each day of the week. You are more likely to feel motivated to get up and out of bed if you have a set of goals for your day. An added bonus is that your days will fly by when you keep yourself busy!

Don't procrastinate

After a long day of classes, the last thing anyone wants to do is homework. However, the longer you put things off, the harder it will be to do later. This semester, when given a new assignment, try to complete it in a timely manner. Not only will it feel good to get out of the way, but you will also have time to do more things you enjoy later. Good work is also never a result of procrastination, so you will be setting yourself up for success if you jump on your work as soon as possible.

Try not to overwork yourself

In college, there is rarely a time when there is no work to be done. There is always a project or an essay to do and, while it is important to get this work done, it is not healthy to overwork yourself. If you find yourself spending way too many hours in the library this semester, take a break. If you find that you are losing sleep, take a nap. Sometimes the work can wait, but your health and well-being can't.

Find time to do something you enjoy

College should be more than just studying and sleeping.

Always find time to do something you enjoy. Maybe that is hanging out with friends. Maybe that is taking a walk around your campus. Whatever it is that brings you joy, do it. Four months shouldn't be spent counting down the days until the semester is over. Make plans and mark them on your calendar. By doing this, you will have something to look forward to, you will be more motivated to push through the week, and, in turn, you will have a more successful semester.

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