A list of things (and reasons) to do before your classes begin.
Gather all the information you need. Where, what and when? This refers to your classes mostly. Also, you should know where all the important places are: library, place where you can print files, stores with cheap stuff, caffes etc. This applies to everyone, not just students who are living in a new city.
I recommend you make a shopping list before you actually do the shopping. I made a mistake last year where I wanted to be spontaneous and just buy whatever I feel like I need. NO, just no. You’ll end up spending more money, time and you probably won’t get everything you need.
Shooping lists are a must. Here’s what I think should be on everyone’s list:
-obv stationery- pens, notebooks, flashcards, stickynotes
Always check if you’ve got some of these left from the last school year, so you don’t buy more than you need.
-clothes- warm, comfortable clothes you can wear in multiple occasions (jeans for school, but also for going out, see what I mean?) And also laundry and socks, because you always need them. Pjs, robes etc. - for the lazy study sessions.
-decorations for your room- don’t overdo on this one, just one or two things to kinda “cheer up” your study place (plants, candles, cute mugs)
-bed sheets- I often study in my bed, so this is a must for me + bed sheets are so underrated
I like to stock up on things such as shampoo, beauty products, pads, snack bars, coffee etc. When I get busy with classes I have 0 amount of time to go around town shopping for these and I always need them.
I “accidentally” found the names of the lectures planned for september and already started reading them. I’m a freak, but you don’t have to be one. It’s still a good thing to do research on topics you know you’ll have to study in the future.
4. Clean up your room.
I spent two days, getting rid of trash, organising old notes I need and don’t need, making space for new supplies etc. This way when my textbooks arrive I’ll already have a spot for them, and I’ll avoid the mess.
5. Have “the talk” with someone.
I’m not talking about the sex talk, lol. I’m talking about setting goals for the new semester and talking with someone about them. Your mum, dad, friend, dog, someone on studyblr. I don’t know why, but it feels good to have someone listen to you when you’re talking about something you’re passionate about.
6. Make a playlist.
Life-saver advice. Make different playlist e.g. “Workout”, “Morning study”, “Break time”, “All-nighter” etc. Eventually you’ll add more songs, but it’s easier to have something to start with.
7. Plan, plan, plan
I’m not yet familiar with my schedule, but I’m slowly brainstorming how my week-days are going to look like.
I know I’m like obsessed with planing and studying, but the only reason I’m doing this is to avoid the mess ‘caused by the new begining.
One more thing: please start studying asap. Don’t procrasinate and go behind schedule.
The fact that you even have a studyblr blog is enough to prove that you’re smart and awesome and that you’re giving your best!!! :)
I hope you all kick 2016/2017s butt! :)