As I’m sitting down to write this I am getting the Back To School Jitters. I actually start classes tomorrow, which is crazy. I’ll be entering my third year in college. I am someone who loves school. I look forward to learning new things and raising my education. Yes, half the time I hate doing the work, but that’s normal. Back To School makes many people panic. Maybe you’re taking a hard class or you’re taking 6 classes (like me). School definitely is a number one priority. You have to fully be invested in it. In this post, I am going to be sharing my tips on How To Cure Back To School Jitters (from a college student point of view). Now let’s get into it!
- Yes, school is stressful, but just relax. The pressure to graduate on time is always high, even when you’re a freshman, but in college it’s okay if you don’t graduate with your grade. The first week is always my favorite. It’s good to get a feel for the class, and if you think you won’t like the professor and/or class then drop it or switch to another one. If you can’t switch then just drop it and take it again next semester. It’s not a big deal.
- Take each class one by one. There will be days when maybe you have 3 back to back classes and you have a test in all 3. Just take it one by one. Manage/ plan your study days so you’ll be prepared for them. Study the longest for the more difficult test. You don’t always need to get 100 to receive an A in the class.
- Talk with your advisor/dean. You have an advisor so they can help you. Take full advantage of it. You’re stressed about a class, talk to them. On every campus there is someone that can and will help you. If you don’t want to talk with your advisor/dean about a class then talk to the teacher of that class. Every teacher has office hours, use them. Make an appointment and talk to your teacher. Maybe they’ll give you extra credit to do, or maybe they’ll tell you that you’re actually doing fine and there’s nothing to be worried about. There’s no progress reports in college so talking with your teacher will help a lot.
- Go in full swing, but don’t burn out. Work hard the whole semester, especially in the beginning. It’s good to get A’s at the start because if you mess up a little it won’t be so bad on your grade. Always work hard in the beginning of the semester, but don’t burn out and stop after thanksgiving because you’ll end up dropping your grade low.
Well, thats all for this post! I hope these 4 tips help cure your back to school jitters! School is important, but it’s not something to make yourself go crazy so just relax! Take it day by day and just do your best!