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Tips on Surviving the Semester

by Toni Grogg

The new semester is here, and succeeding is important. We all have times when we struggle and get off track. These helpful tips can keep you from doing so.

Tip #1: Allow at least 30 minutes a day for assignments.

The biggest problem that we all have is procrastination. This can take a heavy toll on our grades and our physical and mental health by the end. To procrastinate less, you should take at least 30 minutes out of your day just for school work. This allows you to spread out your assignments enough to get them done without the stress.

Tip #2: Get at least eight hours of sleep.

Lacking the full eight hours that your body needs will affect the way you receive and give information. This may lead to a decline in grades due to lack of self motivation and physical ability to do anything but sleep. to set a schedule. Shift around your work and school schedule to allow yourself to get the full eight hours you need. Make sure homework is done, prepare the things you need for the morning the night before and don’t allow yourself to play on your phone when trying to go to sleep.

Tip #3: Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Allowing yourself at least 30 minutes of exercise a day and having a healthy diet can affect your overall mood and performance. Exercising is not only a good way to stay healthy, but it is also a good way to relieve stress. When stressed, you could always go on a run or to the gym to clear your head.

Tip #4: Use the resources around you.

When you are struggling with an assignment, ask a friend or an instructor. If you lack success in a subject, join a study group or go to the tutoring center for help from those who master in the subject. Take advantage of the resources that the college provides.

Keeping these tips in mind can allow you to get through this semester happy, healthy and relatively stress free.

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