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The thoughts of going back to school after several weeks of holidaying can be exciting for some students and boring for some others. Well, whether you like it or not, going back to school is an inevitable reality.
For all secondary school students and some Private University undergraduates, September marks the beginning of a new semester and comes with a new classroom, new grades of assignments, new activities, and not forgetting the standard habit of waking up early every morning.
It can be difficult getting back into a routine after so many weeks of lounging but look on the bright side, it’s a new beginning session and your friends can’t wait to see you again. If you desire to start off a great new session but don’t know how to, these tips will help you.
1. Adjust your lifestyle: Late night movies and staying up late to gist should be replaced with the ‘early to bed, early to rise’ habit. This will help you adjust to waking up early for your 7.am classes.
2. Enjoy yourself: If you thought last semester flew by too quickly, this semester is going to go by even faster. College only happens once, so make the most of it while you can. Engage in both curricular and extra-curricular activities and enjoy all that comes with being a student.
3. Have your stuff ready the night before: That way, you can catch those few extra minutes of sleep that would have otherwise been used getting your backpack ready and picking out your outfit for the day.
4. Get a planner to help stay organized: The first week of class is syllabus week. As soon as you get your time table, understand and master it to enable you plan ahead. You can download a planner online in order to stay organized and on schedule.
5. Hang out with your friends: It has been way too long since you’ve seen them. Catch up on all the cool stuff that happened during the holidays. You can encourage your friends to do a collection of photos ‘How I spent my holiday.’ Share it on social media, tag yourselves and be the talk of the class.
6. Pack a few snacks, especially if you don’t have time for breakfast: Instead of getting hungry during your first class in the morning, you can stylishly munch on some cookies or biscuits you brought to school to enable you focus in class. Learn to bring enough to share with your friends as well.
7. Join a new club: There are tons of organizations and activities on campus to try out and join. You’ll be getting involved in campus life and meeting new people at the same time! Your state student’s association, Man-o-war, Red Cross Society, Student Week Organizing group, Writing/Reading club, etc. are cool groups you can join.
8. Bond with your roommate(s): Whether you’ve known them for only a semester or 8 semesters, take some time to hang out with your roommates. It’ll make your school life much easier this session and in the long run.
9. Keep in touch with family: Most likely, your parents and siblings will miss you after having you home for weeks and would love to hear from you often. Do well to keep them updated on what’s going on in school.
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10. Get a job: One way to have a great session is not to get broke. Look around for on-campus jobs. A lot of places like the school canteen, computer centers, etc, usually look for extra help fro students at a stipend. You can also create your own job or start selling a product you know students can’t live without. That’s a great way to earn some extra money in school.