Midterms are over. The semester is going to be over before you know it. Whether it’s the end of your first semester, or the end of your last, here are some tips to help make the second half of your semester successful.

  • If you haven’t already, check your midterm grades. Were your midterm grade what you need to get good final grades in all your classes? If not, what do you need to do differently?
  • Meet with your professors. Make an appointment or visit them during their office hours. Don’t wait until the last minute, like the day before a paper is due, to meet with them. Come prepared. Make sure you write down any questions you have, so you don’t forget.
  • Look at your syllabus. Write down all remaining due dates in your planner or save them on your phone’s calendar. Schedule study time into your planner. Make a plan to get all your work done on time.
  • Talk to your employer. If you are working, talk to your job now about what days you will need off. Don’t be afraid to ask for finals week off (Ask nicely. The worst that can happen is that they say no).
  • Stick with it. It’s easy to slack off once the weather gets nice. But now is the time to really start studying.
  • Find a study group. Students who study with others tend to do better.
  • Don’t give up. It’s easy to give up on class that you aren’t doing particularly well in, but hang in there. Make a plan to get all your work done and stick with it.

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