Well, 2018 is a couple weeks old, but the semester is brand new. It’s the perfect time to shed bad study habits and develop some good ones. Regardless of what high school or last semester or last year was like, you can always start afresh.
As Spring 2018begins, here are some resolutions to consider. Pick two or three to work on this semester:
_ I will keep using – or resume – the tactics that have helped me succeed in the past.
_ I will try to kick my procrastination habit. I will not put off assignments or test preparation until the last minute; I will break down projects into manageable chunks and work on them a little at a time.
_ I will limit distractions while I study. I will find a quiet spot where I can focus on my work and turn off my phone, internet browser, and TV during study sessions.
_ If I need help, I will get it. That might mean visiting the Academic Support Center, meeting with my professor, or joining a study group.
_ I will put academics first – even if that means putting my social life and extracurricular activities on the back burner.
_I will complete a Weekly Schedule and set aside time to study.
_I will prioritize my financial health. If I have questions about my bill or need help creating a budget, I will schedule an appointment with Academic Support. I’ll get serious about saving money on food, clothing, housing, transportation, and entertainment.
_I will take care of myself physically and mentally. I’ll eat fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, and stick to a sleep schedule. If I get overwhelmed, I’ll talk with a close friend or family member or meet with a counselor at the Wellness Center. I’ll take time to relax and do the things I enjoy.
_I will [insert your own resolution here].
Need help getting started or have questions about how we can assist you? Please call us at 802-468-1347, e-mail us, or stop by our office on the first floor of Babcock. We look forward to seeing you.
-Dorothy A. Dahm