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7 Tips for Finishing the Semester Strong

Alexandra Gioia

Staff Writer ‘23

Now that midterms are done, the end of the semester is in sight. Are you wondering how you can bring up your grade or finish strong? Luckily, I have some tips for you!

  1. Remember to take care of yourself. You cannot put your best foot forward if you are not at your best (both physically and mentally). Remember to eat three meals a day and keep hydrated.
  2. Going off of the first tip, find ways that help you relieve stress. Stress can really distract you from what you need to do in your daily routine. Some things you can try are exercising, mediation, drawing, etc. You can find meditation tips here
  3. Talk to your professor about how you can do better in class or raise your grade. This can be nerve racking, but this is what they are here for. From experience, professors are happy to provide help in their classes. 
  4. Evaluate how you have been studying and managing your time. In other words, figure out what is and isn’t working. The college has study partners who can help you learn new study techniques. The Academic Success Center provides coaching to help you with any issues that you need help with in order to succeed. 
  5. Create a study plan for the rest of the semester. Check your syllabi to see what your upcoming assignments look like. This can help you figure out how to best manage your time. I find Google Calendar really helpful in keeping track of my schedule. You could also utilize a planner or keep a to-do list.
  6. Consider using campus resources like tutoring. We have the writing center and Tutoring and Math center that can help with many classes. Don’t feel bad asking for help, this is what they’re here for! They are available virtually! You can learn more about tutors here
  7. Finally, remember to stay calm. You have time to bring up your grade. There are plenty of resources and techniques to help you succeed!

Here are some additional resources to check out to improve your semester or finish strong.