As the second semester of the school year quickly approaches, it is easy for student to feel more tired and not as motivated as they were during the first semester. However, it is still important that students work hard and achieve the grades that they need for second semester classes. Here are 5 ways to be more productive this semester!
1. Use library resources.
If you are struggling with a paper, go to the writing center in the library to receive help before it is due. That way, you are not waiting until the last minute, and you’ll have a quality paper and better writing skills. If you have questions about certain things within textbooks or classes, visit the library and talk to the librarian that is an expert in the topic. The University of New Hampshire makes sure that there is a expert librarian for every major offered.
2. Find yourself a study spot– get OUT of your dorm!
It is very easy to become distracted in your dorm room when you are trying to study or get some work done. Find yourself a study spot and commit to going to it. Whether it be the library, Union court, etc., doing this will put you on a path to more productive studying, and get you out of your room, which makes it more likely that you will get more stuff done.
3. Commit to a schedule.
Plan out your days when you wake up in the morning and commit to this. Whether you have homework, class, a club meeting, a study session, etc., plan out your day accordingly and stick to it! With a plan, it is harder to get off track, and you are more likely to get everything done if you give yourself enough time to complete each task.
4. Take care of yourself.
A tired body is not a happy one. The more exhausted you are, the less productive you will be throughout the day. Make time to eat healthy at the dining hall and take some time to go to the Hamel Rec Center to get some exercise. Through all of the schoolwork you will do, it is important that you’re taking care of your body as well!
5. Go to office hours.
If you are struggling in one of your classes, the professors at the University of New Hampshire want to help. If you make it a point to show up at office hours, your professors will want to help you and you will get more work done with them. Get out of your dorm, visit a professor, establish connections, and complete grade A assignments this semester.
Second semester is sometimes more challenging than the first, but it is still important that you work hard and complete assignments to the best of your ability. Find a spot to focus, plan out your days, use your resources, and most of all take care of yourself, and you will be on the right track to a successful semester. Good luck, Wildcats!