Now that spring break is over and the semester is coming to a close, it can be hard to get back in the swing of things and finish strong. With five weeks left of the semester, it’s important to stay motivated to get work done. When you see a list of study tips, most of the time one of the tips is to study ahead of time. This can be a good solution but, usually, people want tips that happen quickly.
Set a study schedule
Having a set schedule of when to study is a good way to stay on track. By looking over your class material an hour or two a day, you will be able to retain more.
Practice active studying
If classes are too fast-paced, you can always ask the professor to slow down or stay after class and voice your problem. Most professors are understanding and willing to help you further. You could also get with others in your class to create a study group. From tutors in the SSC to forming your own study groups, there are many resources on campus to help you if you need them.
Use your calendar
An online calendar is another good way to keep everything in order. With a calendar, you can put important dates for tests and homework that will send you alerts so you do not miss them. With all the resources out there, you are sure to find something that works for you.
Of course, toward the end of the semester, everyone is ready to be done with school and is ready for a break. This is usually the time when students tend to slack off on their studies. For graduating students, it is very important to not get sidetracked with other things going on but to remember why you started your college journey in the first place.
When you start to feel discouraged or unmotivated, remember why you chose to come to college. Whether you are a first-generation college student or coming to your parent’s alma mater, there is always a bigger picture. We need to stay motivated and finish this semester strong.