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Nadira Berman

How To Start Second Semester Off Right

If you start second semester off on the right foot, you’ll be setting yourself up for success in the coming months. Even though it may not seem like it, the first few weeks of the semester are very important. So put in your best effort!


Take organized notes

Figure out an organized note-taking system now. Commit to it for the rest of the semester. When the final comes around, you’ll be able to easily find all of the information you need.


Get sleep while you still can

The beginning of the semester is usually the easiest. Take advantage of this! Get some rest while you can, before your work starts piling up.


Make good relationships with teachers

Meet with your teachers so they know who you are. Get comfortable with them so you can easily ask them important questions later in the semester. If you make friends with your teachers, it can lead to valuable networking opportunities later on.


Keep an open mind

It’s a new year and a new semester. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Accept that some of your first semester habits were wrong. Meet new people. Join new clubs. Venture outside of your comfort zone.


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About Nadira Berman

As a Summer Marketing Intern, Nadira is excited to help high schoolers prepare for the SAT and ACT. As a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, she is considering studying economics. In her free time, she reports for the school newspaper and styles photo shoots for the school's fashion magazine. Besides fashion and journalism, her passions include bagels, smoothies and Netflix.

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