6 Ways To Get Back Into The Swing Of The Semester

With the start of the new year comes a new semester for everyone at Ohio University. With a new semester comes new classes, professors, assignments, and challenges. Coming back to school after a long break can be hard, especially when it’s winter and all you want to do is sleep. Luckily for you, I have a few tips to help you get back into the swing of the new semester.

  1. 1. Update your planner

    While you might have added events when you first got your planner, it’s time to update it with additional events, spring break, or by getting a new 2020 planner to start the year and semester off right.

  2. 2. Change your living space

    Reset yourself for the semester by resetting your living space. This can be done by changing where your furniture is, getting new pictures to hang on the wall, or getting a new air freshener or candle to relax to.

  3. 3. Write down your assignments from your syllabi

    Once you have your course syllabi, write down all of your assignments on a calendar or in your planner so you can stay on track and never miss an assignment throughout the semester. This will also help you plan ahead for projects and see “hidden” assignments that your professors might not mention.

  4. 4. Check in with an advisor during the first weeks back

    During the first few weeks back, check in with your individual advisor or a general advisor from your specific school to make sure you’re on track based on the classes you’re taking this semester. Do this early so you can drop or add necessary classes and save money in the long run.

  5. 5. Fix your sleep schedule

    You know you should do this always, but you never actually fix you sleep schedule. Make 2020 be the year you actually fix your sleep schedule during the semester.

  6. 6. Make a new plan of attack

    While you might have had a perfect study plan or homework routine last semester, that might not always work for every semester’s course load. Take time at the beginning of the semester to evaluate your courses and everything you want to accomplish to create a new plan for studying and homework throughout the semester.