The Ultimate Checklist to Surviving the Rest of Fall 2015 Semester

The Ultimate Checklist to Surviving the Rest of Fall 2015 Semester

Michelle Pratt

After a week of nonstop fun and homecoming celebrations, it can be tough to get back into the swing of school.
Unfortunately, winter break is not here yet. It’s time to anchor down and finish this fall semester with an A…or at least pass. 
Here’s a checklist to get you through the rest of the semester!unnamed

Set Multiple Alarms:

Getting up for that 8 a.m. class on Tuesdays and Thursdays can be pretty brutal after a week of trading class for sleeping in.
However, it doesn’t have to be that hard to wake up in the morning. Set an alarm 1 hour and 30 minutes before the actual time you have to get up. This way, you aren’t in a deep sleep when you actually have to wake up.
Doing this helps the waking up process by slowly waking you up instead of all at once. If you are a hard sleeper, set four or five alarms in the morning instead.

“I have to set three alarms 30 minutes apart to make sure that I am up in time to get ready for school,” said freshman biology major, Mariana Latimer.

Take a Break from the Parties:

Let’s face it, Statesboro is notorious for its parties, but instead of going out on a Wednesday night, stay in and cook dinner with your roommates.
When homecoming parties are every night, it’s hard to get back into the sleeping patterns you are used to, and without enough sleep it can really take a toll on your grades.
There will be plenty of parties that will happen during your college career. You just need to decide when you need to stay in instead.

Study at the Library:

Unless you had a midterm,you probably haven’t even stepped foot inside the library this past week. Instead of sitting in your bed and studying, try going to the library instead.
At home you have a lot more things to get distracted with, like your friends coming over or television.
Normally, the library is also a good meeting place for students to do group work together.

“I enjoy studying at the library and go as often as I can. I usually find a friend to sit with for company and so we can help each other,” said freshman business marketing major Bennett Brown.

While in the library, many students tend to study better and longer because they are not in the comfort of their own home.
“I prefer to study at the library because it is less distracting than my room,” Brown said.

Do Every Extra Credit Opportunity:

With midterm week right in the middle of homecoming, you probably need a little boost in your class GPA.
If you’re lucky enough your professor probably offers some kind of extra credit in the class. You should take full advantage of extra credit assignments your professor offers.
Sometimes one bad grade can ruin your class grade, but extra credit can help bring your grade back up.
Because in college, every grade matters.
 
No matter how you spent your homecoming week, you probably are not ready for the harsh reality that we are still not done with this semester.
We are halfway done and winter break is in our grasps. Buckle down and follow this simple checklist so you can Get After Those Academics! 
 
Graphic by Alex Smith
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