Written by Zach “Only Credit Me if it Works” Dalton
As I have mentioned in previous articles, the end of the semester is nigh. It is only natural for me to sit down and write a piece that relates to the end. Logically I would write about preparing for finals, but I am a senior and I took classes without finals so I will not be doing that. Instead, I will tell you how to set yourself up for a better semester next time. If you are a senior and reading this maybe you will find some wisdom in it to…if not, sorry.
1.) Goals. Obviously, this is the most important thing to do when the next semester approaches. Setting goals is a good way to keep yourself on track and on the “straight and narrow path” as they say.
2.) More Time for Yourself. Take time for yourself both mentally and emotionally. School is tiring, rough, and at times draining so planning days to take off from everything and do things you want to do will greatly benefit your health.
3.) Organization Nation. You can never be too organized, so as you move toward another semester of college take some time to design an organization system that will work for you. Whether that’s color coding with various pens or the ol’ “my backpack is a filing cabinet” system. Just lock it down.
4.) Pressure. Do not put a tremendous amount of pressure on yourself. Life is all about failing and figuring it out. If you put an enormous amount of pressure on yourself it will get to you over time, you are not a submarine…you are not built to withstand it.
I am sure there are plenty of other things to advise you on for the coming semester, but that comes from looking back at your past experiences and building on them. Just remember: we’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time. Enjoy it, Maroons.