Classes are resuming this week or next week for many of my GlamNERDs and, as I’ve done in previous semesters, I’m back to help you all start the Spring 2012 semester right. In this blog you will find links to posts on cost effective textbook shopping and how to handle your first week of classes. In short I encourage students to get ahead of the curve by gathering as much information you can as the semester kicks off. Dont miss the bus children
Don’t wait until the first day of school to buy your books. Visit bookstores as soon as you can to determine what books you will need for each of your classes. Once you’ve got that information, be resourceful identify the books that you can obtain for nothing (via libraries, book swaps, etc) and shop around for the best prices (whether purchasing or renting). You can find more information on textbooks by checking out the links below for previous posts and videos on acquiring course materials.
It is also imperative that you attend all of your classes and obtain and review your syllabi. Your professors aren't handing them out as a formality. Consider them a outline of how the semester will with progress. They will tell you when certain content areas will be covered, how many assignments/exams you will be responsible and when they will be due/given. I encourage my students to read them thoroughly, that way you will know what you're up against. Additionally, many students believe the myth that showing up for the very first class is nt mandatory. That is a bold face bald headed big burly lie. Education is a booming industry; classes are crowded. Most professors have a lot of information to cover and not much to cover it with. This is especially the case in the spring semester, with holidays, spring breaks and snow days. To make sure they get through all of the subject matter most profs jump in on the first day. So you’ve got to be there. You can find more information on how to make a great first impression and how get the most of your first week of the school by clicking the link below.
There will be lots more Back to School information in upcoming posts. Keep reading and please tell a friend to come check us out as well.