When tests start multiplying, then students start worrying and teachers start getting stressed. You can tell that the end is near, but not the end of the year. I’m talking about the end of semester 1.
It’s no secret that this time is a hard time. After all, you have to make sure that all those assignments are turned in and that you have a good test average. You should also come to school with the best smile (fake or not) and sit with your best behavior in class.
As stressful as this time can be, you can always be the one who doesn’t have to worry. Not following? Look at it this way: where were you in the beginning of the semester? You had almost 2 whole terms to think about all these assignments, tests, behavior issues, etc.
Let’s say you’re one of those people who like to leave work to the last minute. Eventually,
you will have a ton of work to do in such a short amount of time and you will probably mess it up (resulting in you receiving a poor grade). Some people are actually good with doing last minute work, but the question is, are you one of them?
If you were so close to getting honors this semester, or actually got honors, it would be a good idea for you to try to improve. For example, if you only needed one more “B-” to receive Honors, then you should think about what you could do to improve in that subject.
Let’s be honest, you shouldn’t put yourself in that position. Try to put yourself in the habit of creating a plan of your day when you get home. If you have a quiz or test coming up soon, then you should start studying early for it. Trust me, it helps, If it’s your test or quiz very next day, I recommend that you get your homework out of the way and focus on studying or reviewing.
If you’re like me and your main problem is forgetting your things or homework then, I have a simple solution to your endless suffering. You should just write things down. I know it sounds stupid, and you might forget to check what you wrote anyway. Trust me, you’ll get used to it faster than you think.
All this studying should not interfere with your “me time”. If it does, then (once again) try making a daily plan (that’s why the school gives us a planner).
Was semester one your best dream or your worst nightmare? Was it your best ally or worst foe? If it was bad how do you plan on fixing it next semester?
Congratulations to those of you who received an award last term! If you didn’t, then better luck next time!
By Jana Mahmoud