Now it’s time to get to the one questions I’m sure you all have asked: It’s the first day of classes tomorrow, what in the world do I do?!
I asked myself the same thing. Here are some things I did to make things easier:
1. I showed up. Seriously, skipping for no reason other than “I don’t feel like going.” is never a good idea, especially on the first day of classes.
2. I showed up at least five minutes early for every class. This lets you get your bearings, take a look at the other students (you might see someone that you know), and take a look at the professor whom you will probably be learning from for the rest of the semester. It also makes the professor think that you’re interested in the class (even if you’re not).
3. I came prepared. In the days before classes start, do a little research. If possible, check out the syllabus for each class. It’s also a good idea to talk to students who have had the class or the professor before if you can. This is not entirely necessary, but it can help.
4. I came well-supplied. I recommend that you get a folder, a spiral notebook, some loose-leaf paper, and a binder for each class. This will help to keep things organized and easy to find. Also, remember to stock up on pens and pencils.
Note: It’s always best to get your textbooks before the first day of classes, but if you can’t, then get them ASAP.
God bless you all,