7 Ways to Make this Semester the Best one Yet!

18 Feb 2022

It’s the start of another semester in your learning journey; here are seven ways to make it the best semester yet.

 1. Get Organised

Use a student planner app to schedule all your major assignment deadlines, quizzes, and exams. Make sure to schedule fun activities and time to catch up with friends and family. Balance is essential for your mental health and continued success throughout the semester.

2. Eat a Healthy Diet

Your brain is your most powerful tool. The food you eat can significantly impact how your brain works. Your brain must be fuelled with nutritional choices. Eating a diet high in fat and sugar can cause the body and mind to feel lethargic and reduce your concentration ability. Here’s what a uni student should eat in a day.

3. Get Plenty of Sleep

Sleeping well is vital. It allows our bodies a chance to rest and repair. Make sure you get at least 6- 8 hours of sleep as this will improve your ability to learn new information leaving your mind feeling fresh and motivated.

4. Implement Better Studying Habits

Study skills are fundamental to academic success. Explore the time of day when you can focus the best, setting aside time each day when you can study without distraction. Your local Country Universities Centre has dedicated quiet, comfortable, and distraction-free study spaces.

5. Set Goals

What do you hope to accomplish this semester? The SMART approach to goal creation supports you to set yourself realistic goals within achievable timeframes, keeping you on track this semester.

6. Read for Pleasure

Reading for pleasure impacts academic performance. Cultivating the habit of reading helps students think critically and develops writing ability. Top reads for 2022.

7. Seek Support

There is a difference between not knowing and not knowing yet. Do not be afraid to reach out for support, asking for help is a sign of strength. The country Universities Centre Learning Skills Advisor program could be the key to your success this semester.

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