I hope this weekend allowed you to have some rest and has fueled you with more energy to start this week strong. As I was organizing my notes and writing important dates on my planner this weekend, I realized that there were a few things that I’ve been doing lately to stay on track. So, I thought I’d share them with you!
Use that planner: I know we’re already on the second semester of this school year, but I can often forget to use my planner sometimes. I write everything on it, even things that are not related to school, so I encourage you to do the same. Also, instead of marking off what you’ve already done, you should try highlighting it so your eyes can be drawn to the colors and notice what you haven’t done.
Keep your notes organized: I know that not all of us can follow this next tip, but I hope you can at least try it out. I started doing this for my Organic Chemistry class during the summer, and I cannot emphasize how much it’s helped me. You basically rewrite your notes from class once you get home. This helps you retain the information better because you’re seeing it once again and are able to organize it in a better way than when you were in class. I personally cannot make very organized notes while in lecture, specifically for Orgo, so this certainly has helped me a lot.
Keep your laptop organized: I truly enjoy going on to my computer and simply finding what I need to find in one place. I organize my assignments in different folders depending on the course, so try it out. It saves you so much time! But, don’t forget to back up those files as often as you can or else you may find that word document…well, lost (been there, done that).
Finish those assignments ahead of time: We are all given deadlines and they must be met, but we can certainly agree that we tend to wait until the last minute to get some things done. Although this is true, try to at least do half of those assignments so you have less to do when the due date arrives.
Visit your professor’s office hours: So many professors offer very flexible office hours so, if you have difficulty attending those hours, do speak to your professors about it because they could definitely accommodate their hours to help you. My Physics professor changed her hours because some of my classmates couldn’t attend her hours, so give it a try!
I hope these tips help you all and let me know if there’s something that you do to help you stay on track:)