How to Excel in the school: Surviving the Spring Semester

How to Excel in the school: Surviving the Spring Semester

School has started back up, and I am not ready for it. While January went by very slowly this year, I still didn’t feel as though I was able to get anything done. I had a lot of personal projects I wanted to complete, but even though I wasn’t as busy as I usually am, I felt exhausted whenever I tried to get something accomplished.

And now we’re back to school! I’ve got a long list of courses and requirements for my next batch of classes, and I’m excited to get started. Somehow, whenever I’m in school, time goes by much faster than I anticipate and before I know it I’m cramming for finals.

There doesn’t seem to be much of a break when it comes to getting through each term in school, but I’m counting down the number of classes left before I’m able to graduate. You know what I take 16 unites this semester; therefore, It is really difficult for me to arrange my schedule since I also work full-time job. However, my goal is to graduate next year, I have already made a plan to balance my life – work – study.

Here are some handy tips that were given to me when I started school, that have definitely helped me to get through my classes and on my way to graduation:

Don’t Procrastinate
It’s easy to put things off at the last minute to do something else that you’ll enjoy. This just adds to the stress. Do you have an assignment due next Monday? Get started on it now and get as much finished before you do anything ‘fun’. You might be an hour late to a party on the weekend because you were trying to get your five pages finished, but you’ll be grateful not to feel the stress once Sunday night arrives.

Sit in the Front of the Class
I’ve always been the kind of person who likes to sit in the back of the class out of the way, so when I got this advice I didn’t want to take it. What I found, though, was that sitting in the front of the class made me pay more attention, it made me comfortable asking questions, and I was able to build more of a relationship with the instructor so that I was able to go up and ask questions at the end of class, and I wouldn’t get brushed off like I used to when I hid in the back.

Completely lost? Get a Tutor.
I used to just struggle in courses where I knew I was failing and tried to catch up on my own. There’s nothing wrong with needing help, but the first step is in recognizing that you need it. There are free tutoring services on campus, you can swap tutoring with friends who are struggling in subjects you’re good at, or you can hire a professional tutor to get more one-on-one help. Either way, don’t be afraid to ask for help—we can’t be great at everything, and sometimes we need others to help us to excel.

Group Studying Is More Effective In Certain Classes.

Group studying is more beneficial for classes that require significant problem-solving, such as math, statistics, finance, accounting, computer science and so on. When students work together in these subjects to discuss homework problems, try different approaches, and explain correct solutions, they improve their learning.This is because many times other students will give a different perspective that will help you better conceptualize the information. Or you will learn a more efficient way to solve the problem. Last but not least, studying with classmates can make the work more engaging, which increases your productivity.

Register for some useful websites for study

If you want to succeed in multiple choice or know how to do the homework in science classes, you should register as the member for or There is no doubt that these websites will provide solutions for your questions that take time if you want to learn or solve by yourself.


I recommend you to read WONDER with Five star rating & more than 12,000 reviews that you feel relax after studying hour. You will lose your concentration on your study if you get stressed. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller, tells a story about August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope.



Amy Nguyen

Amy Nguyen

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