With a new semester comes new assignments, readings, and exams. At the beginning of every class we all get the infamous syllabus, the schedule for the entirety of the semester. At first glance, this piece of paper can seem intimidating, but with a few tricks you can master the syllabus and kill your class!
1) Write all assignments in a planner
As soon as I get my syllabi, I write every assignment in my planner. This allows me to see my busy weeks during the semester by writing all my classes in the same place. Also, by keeping them all in the same place, you won’t be rifling through multiple papers every day to figure out what’s due.
2) Highlight important dates
Keep track of your “big” dates, i.e. exams, essays, reviews, and highlight them to give them extra attention. This will ensure that you won’t forget about them, and keep them in the front of your mind during the semester. Because nothing is more frustrating and stressful than forgetting about a huge essay 5 hours before its due.