Monday, April 24, 2017

How to End the Semester Strong

The end is so near! As sad as I am to be moving out of my favorite place, I am veeeery thrilled to almost be done with classes for the semester. My brain could use a break! With that said, though, it's time to buckle down and end the semester on a good note. After having one full college semester under my belt, I'm starting to realize what it takes to successfully finish up classes. Read my tips below!


+ Make a Calendar
With final projects, papers and exams already underway, I made myself a calendar to map out when everything is due. I hung it up on my desk so that I can visually see how much time I have to complete assignments or how many days I have left to study before an exam. It really helps freak you out and get to work on things you think are further away than they actually are!

+ Go to Office Hours
I know everyone tells you to go to office hours as often as you can, but it seriously could be the difference between, say, a B+ and an A-. If you form a strong relationship with your professor (or they at least know your face in a big lecture), this could benefit you in the end if grades are curved or you need a professor recommendation. I have been taking my papers to my English professor and it's really been helpful in making sure I'm turning in my best work possible.

+ Use a GPA Calculator
In order to give yourself the final push of motivation to finish off the semester, calculate your GPA using a calculator like this one. If you're aiming for a certain GPA, you can put in your current classes and the grades and credit for each in order to see what your projected GPA will be. This really helps put things in perspective to give you a realistic view of what you'll be receiving. I have become addicted to checking it whenever my grades change!

+ Take Care of Yourself 
A lot of stress comes along with finals and packing everything up to move out, so be sure to take care of your mental and physical health through it all. Set aside time to exercise, sleep, hang out with friends and eat nutritious meals to make sure you're happy and healthy for the remainder of the semester! It's a lot to all manage, but if you are smart with your time management, you can totally get it all done :)

I'm curious to know: what kinds of posts do you all want to see about my first year of college? I'll probably have a reflection from my entire freshman year, and I'm thinking my roomie and I need to film a Q&A before we move out! Let me know in the comments what you want to see!
Happy Monday!
xoxo

6 comments :

  1. These are great tips! I still have a couple weeks left and will definitely keep these in mind :)

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

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  2. Love your tips! I'm also a freshman in college and can't believe I'm almost done with my first year!

    Ashley // MyWellDressedLife.com

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  3. Great tips! I still remember in college using a gpa calculator. It helped take the stress off when I knew I didn't have to make the perfect grade on the final to maintain my course grade. Jess at Just Jess

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  4. Love these tips! Taking care of yourself is such a big one! I would love to see a freshman year reflection or like a sorority update post!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  5. Office hours are so helpful. I go to my French teacher. We have conversations in French during office hours.

    http://goldclutter.com

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  6. Reading your posts always makes me miss college, especially since today is my one-year-anniversary of graduating! I always made myself a master list of any assignments, projects, tests, etc. around the last few weeks of school so I could keep it all on one page. It was so satisfying to check things off of that list!

    xoxo, SS

    www.southernandstyle.com

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