How to Prepare for the New Semester!

I can’t believe it’s the second semester of my junior year of college! A lot of other schools have already started, but these tips are the types that can help at any time during the semester. I’m taking a fair amount of classes this term, and I know I’ll be able to handle them using the following tips!

Find Cheap Textbooks 

Being a college student is expensive. Textbooks are a huge part of classes, but there are tons of great ways to make textbooks affordable. I wrote about this before the start of the year, which you can find here: How to Find the Cheapest Textbooks. You can find cheap rentals from your university, from, or from There’s no end to ways that you can save! For this semester, I’m downloading pdfs of my textbooks from different websites on the web for free. You save 100% of the money you don’t spend, after all.

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Know Where Your Classes Are

For the first day, you want to make a good impression. Being on time or early enough to find your class is a good way to start. You can search for your classes the day before they start or simply go to school earlier and give yourself plenty of time to find where you need to go. That’s what I’m planning on doing! Once you know which classroom/building you’re in, you can look it up online or through the campus map. When you know where you need to go, it’s easy to schedule everything, such as when you’re going to have to leave for class.

Complete Your Work Ahead of Time

This is a huge one! In the beginning of the term, you tend to have the most free time. School hasn’t started piling assignments and essays and tests on you yet, so you can make time to get ahead in your classes. Even by completing some work a week before it’s due will help your schedule. I used to do this when I was in season in order to be able to keep up with my work while traveling and competing. If you have a job on top of going to school, this is a great way to be able to balance everything. The better off you start a semester, the easier it will be to finish!

That’s all for this post! I’m excited about starting school on Tuesday. It’s going to be fun to be with all of my friends and teammates again. I’m not looking forward to all the work I’m going to have to do, but I know I’ll get it done. Thank you so much for reading!




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