A new year is a fresh start, and for college students, it couldn’t come at a better time. For most schools, a new semester begins in the new year–new classes, new tests to ace, new professors to meet, a clean slate. I love making resolutions, and I knew that every time a new semester came around I could strive to fix the mistakes I made the year before and grow as a student and a peer. Remember, college isn’t all about class, but you’re not there to make bad grades. So consider these five resolutions if you’re a current college student.
Go to office hours for every professor you have
Professors are paid pretty well to teach you, so take as much of that teaching in as you can. I’ve yet to find a professor that doesn’t offer office hours at least once every two weeks or so. You’ve got a whole semester, so take advantage of that! Resolve to go to office hours for each professor you have at least once each semester. That can mean stopping by to talk about a paper topic, or just touching base about a homework assignment, or even at the beginning to talk interests and get acquainted. Professors are going to be there anyway. You might as well show up and get something from it.