Look forward to your second semester

“I am going home in four weeks!” my roommate said, and I was in shock. Four weeks? How could the semester have gone by so fast? I am only three semesters away from graduating now, but I remember my first semester as if it was yesterday. If you are a freshman looking for some advice on how to make the best out of your second semester, this one is for you.

Getting laundry done

Have I left my clothes in the washing machine for too long only to find them on the floor when I went to put them in the dryer? Yes, more than once. Setting a timer on your phone should become essential when doing laundry. Keep in mind that there are a lot of people living in your building, and everyone just wants to get their laundry done as quickly as possible. If you leave your clothes in the washing machine for too long, you might find them wet on the floor, and you are not going to be happy about it. Timing is the key.

Starbucks obsession

Most of us feel the indescribable excitement of having 24/7 Starbucks on campus. However, you must be careful. It could become an addiction, and you can run out of declining balance quicker than you might think. A good strategy for second semester could be limiting the amount of purchases you make per month. Managing the use of your DB is what will get you through the semester successfully. It might be about time to embrace the college-budget life.

Print out your syllabi before classes start

Walking into a new classroom can be nerve wracking, but it gets even worse when the professor starts talking about the syllabus and you feel completely lost. The syllabus not only tells you what you are supposed to do before every class, but it also gives you necessary information such as the professor’s contact information and your classroom’s location.

For your own sake, do not procrastinate on midterms and finals week

People say college is all about procrastinating which can become very stressful during midterms and finals weeks. However, these two weeks are only as stressful as you make them. Plan ahead of time, because if you don’t, you’ll cause unnecessary stress in your life.

Making mistakes is normal and it’s the only way to learn what to do and what not to do. However, not repeating the same mistakes over and over is very important. No one really enjoys failing a class or finding their laundry on the floor, so don’t be too upset if any of these things happen with you, because it is okay. Just make sure you learn from these events, and remember, college is meant to be a fun, learning experience.

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