It’s already the first week of classes?! Here’s what to do!

Hey yall!

It seems that time of the year has creeped up on us again and school is upon us. With the first week of classes starting I wanted to give you my advice for conquering the first week of classes.


Set Goals

I always give myself some goals or milestones I want to hit during the semester that way I can stay motivated and work toward something. It helps me to have something I am working for or reaching for that way I can plan ways to get there. If you don’t know where you’re going, how can you get there?

Get Prepared

The day before your first day I would suggest double checking your room assignments just in case any of them changed last minute. I would also recommend walking your routes to the classes you are unsure about BEFORE your first day that way you don’t end up lost and late. Stop by your local Walmart or Target for your notebooks + pens, because that’s all you really need in college, and make sure you set your alarms for the week!

Start Early

We all like to hope that the first week of college classes are just about the syllabi and rules, but that is only true your freshman year. Every year after that your professors will expect you to have read a chapter or two and be ready to take notes on day 1. Because of this, you should start early to get yourself on a good path to success this semester. Go through your class syllabi to highlight, annotate, circle, and make note of important class dates, attendance policies, midterm/final dates, and other homework due dates. I am a very traditional student, so I still believe in good old pen and paper, meaning that I live out of a planner and not out of my phone or my memory (because let’s face it, it can’t always be trusted). Once you’ve annotated your syllabi I would transfer all of those important dates into your planner for safe keeping and for you to reference throughout the semester.

Make a Good Impression

As the years go by I know you don’t care about your appearance as much when it comes to 8am classes, but it is always worth while to make a good first impression. Dress for success on your first day (at least not in your pajamas), introduce yourself to your professor, talk to the person sitting next to you, sit up front, all of that! Get yourself into a positive mindset so you can have a positive semester.


Am I weird that I love school? oh well! Have a good semester everyone! Start strong!

♥ Marissa


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  4. Sandhya says:

    Hi Marissa , I stumbled on your blog by accident and I’m so glad I did ! You give great and in-depth advice and tips which are not generic . I will definitely be checking in on new posts


    1. Marissa says:

      Aww thank you so so much! That means a lot to me!


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