1. Plan a specific time to check your Suffolk email and Blackboard every day.
Reading is a homework assignment many students struggle to complete and often procrastinate on. You might rationalize that you know you should read, but it’s difficult to see the benefit when you’ve been staring at the same book for hours, struggling to retain information. However, in some classes, reading the textbook is crucial. Starting from the beginning of the semester, do your best to break up your reading load into doable amounts and highlight important info, with the purpose of the final exam in mind.
3. Update your resume from last semester.
Did you join a club or start an internship last semester? Add it to your resume. While your experience is fresh in your mind, write down what you’ve done and the skills you’ve gained. It’s much easier to keep your resume updated periodically than only when you need to submit an application.
4. Set goals.
Brainstorm goals you’ll be working toward during the semester. Think of something you’d like to accomplish during the term; it can be anything from researching grad schools, eating healthy, joining a club, or reconnecting with old friends. Write down your goals and take a look at them whenever you need a motivation boost.