I am very excited to be starting off a brand new academic year! I am currently a senior at USG and it feels so surreal to me! This past year has gone by so quickly and pretty soon the class of 2021 will be graduating! This last year is a very important one as this will dictate whether or not you graduate on time. For me, this is the year I will be striving to maintain a high GPA and a good academic standing. I’m glad that USG allows us to have a close relationship with professors and classmates as that is something important for everyone’s success. I feel as if we all are working together to ensure that we all succeed whether we are graduating this semester, next semester, or the next year.
That’s why I wanted to show you what some of my classmates and I have done to ensure that we all succeed in our mutual classes. These actions are pretty much I feel most people should do while in school; since your classmates are most likely going through or had been in the same situation as yourself. So here are some tips to help you get by during this semester.
- Start a group chat: One of my classmates decided to create a WhatsApp chat for the class I shared with them. Our class meetings are split up between Mondays and Wednesdays so sometimes we’d ask each other about the meetings and what should we be on the lookout for. It also helps that you can share PDF’s so a classmate could send us all a PDF version of the textbook needed for the class which is very helpful.
2. Form groups within classes: A group of classmates can be beneficial to you in the long run. If you miss a class for some reason, you can always contact them and ask if they were in class and ask for notes as well. They can even be your go to group for group projects. I suggest making a group with at least 2-3 people to ensure that someone was in class and can give you notes.
3. Join a club or organization: Joining a club or organization can help you connect with others who can help you achieve your goals Last semester I joined the Undergraduate Communication Association (UCA) to better connect with other students like myself. They help out with networking which is very vital to many students today; they even plan to start study sessions to ensure that we are getting the necessary help for our classes. There’s also going to be days where we just hang out virtually so that we still can interact with each other as friends, not classmates. If you are interested in the UCA you can give them a follow on instagram @usg_uca
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, let me know and I will see you all in the next post!