Tips for a new semester
Get the most out of your Semster 2 by checking out these top tips.
- Get a planner and plan your semester
Write down the topics for each week and where you need to put your focus. Is there a test coming up? Is a project due? If the details are released online through Student Portal, put it in your UniMelb Semester 2 planner, free from the library.
- Organise your study
Where and how do you study best? Choose somewhere you can concentrate, such as a café, on the lawn, or in one of the University’s free study spaces. It also helps to have a system to file your notes, whether that be digitally or by hand. Backing up your documents in a cloud storage with something like Google Drive is an excellent idea to ensure you still have your notes and assignments if the worst happens.
- Create a study group
Sharing the struggle with others is a great way to learn faster! Organise a study group that will hold you accountable for coming to classes, revising for tests and will have your back when your feeling stressed.
- Get some rest
A new semester can be overwhelming. Getting help is easy with the University’s free counselling services, free yoga and meditation with UMSU or through one of the religious facilities on campus.
- Set some goals
The semester can either feel like it’s dragging on or flying by! Plan goals around your study scores, handing work in early or attending extra classes as a way to remain on track. Plus, it’s an excellent way to write down and see all your hard work when you finish the year.