If you haven’t taken any classes this summer, your brain is probably on vacation as well. You want to make sure you are prepared for fall because it comes around faster than you expect. Below I have made a simple checklist of what you should have for this semester to make sure you are ready for anything (well…for the first day at least )!
1. Know your schedule: It is important to know when and where your class is. You could miss really important information, even in the first five minutes !! (I know from experience) Even if you have to visit the campus before any of your classes start ,to familiarize yourself with the campus, do so! This way you know if you can take your time walking to class or if you should pack some running shoes .
2. Get your bag ready: Don’t spend time in the morning getting your school bag ready. Take a little time the night before to make sure everything is right. I am very good at waking up past the time I am supposed to, it’s almost a special talent of mine. If I didn’t pack my bag the night before, I would rush out, in a crazy frenzy, not realizing my book bag is filled with nothing but my tears because I left everything at home. Don’t have a bag full of tears, have a bag full of books. Which brings us to my next topic!
3. What’s in your bag?: Be sure to pack the proper textbooks. Some professors require it, some don’t. It’s your responsibility to make sure you have what the professor expects of you. I always like to pack a calculator, white-out and an eraser because you never know when you might need it. I also like to bring (not school related) my charger, my headphones and gum. Oh, and bring your school I.D. with you. FUN TIP: even if you’re not at school, carry your school I.D. around, there is usually some type of discount going on for students, off campus. But if you absolutely cannot remember that stuff make sure you AT LEAST have some paper and a pen and/or pencil.
4. Get rest: The most important of the list, get rest! It’s hard to concentrate on a lecture when all you can think about is going back to bed. You’re brain will also be able to function better when you’re well rested.
These tips help me and I will continue to use them. Hopefully they can help you out too! Good luck in all your future semesters.