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Staying on Top of Your Classes

December 04, 2018

It isn’t over until it’s over. If there is one thing I have learned after my year and a half of being a college student, it’s that there is definitely no room for procrastination. It is imperative to stay on top of your classes so that you do not have to play catch up two nights before an exam or the night of. Do not wait until the night before to study or the day before an exam to catch up on lectures or the night of to start a project. College professors do not ease the workload as the semester goes on, so it is up to you to be disciplined enough and not get lazy.  Get off to a good start with your grades and continue to study and work hard. There is no room to throw in the towel anywhere along the way.

One way that I stay on top of my coursework is by writing down all of my assignments in an agenda and crossing them off as I do them. This is a great way to see what is coming up so that you do not miss an assignment that could be the difference between an A and a B. Staying on top of your classes also improves your retention of material. You have more time to learn the material rather than cramming the information all at once. If there is something that you do not understand, you have time to ask for help whether it is by attending office hours or using the many tutoring resources available. I also cannot stress enough how important it is to stay focused on your classes as the end of the semester approaches. One of my high school teachers always used to tell my class that it doesn’t matter where you start, but where you finish that counts. By staying on top of your classes until the very last day of the semester, you can earn the grade you want.