New Year, New Semester, New YOU!

By Nipissing University Modified on January 19, 2018

Ditch typical New Year's resolutions and set your sights on being the best student you can!


The beginning of the New Year brings with it the opportunity to leave your past in the past and start fresh. Whether you’re gearing up for final exams or just coasting to the end, consider some of the following school year resolutions to help you leave bad habits behind you and start your next semester on the right foot.

Focus – You know that feeling you get when you sit down for a test and you start to panic because you didn’t study enough? This year, try avoiding that horrible moment by turning off Netflix, your phone, and anything else distracting you in order to make the most of your study time.

Strive to Get Ahead – This year, stop leaving assignments to the last minute. By starting your assignments far before they’re due, you avoid unnecessary stress and allow for proofreading, resulting in a better finished product.

Be Organized – Whether it’s with a calendar, day planner, or white board, make sure you keep track of due dates. Write down attainable academic goals in a spot where you’ll see them every day to keep you motivated and on track.

Get Involved – You’ve heard that these can be some of the greatest years of your life. One way to make sure you have a great experience is to get involved. So join that club or try out for that team before it’s too late!

Spend Time with Friends – Make sure you take some time out of your busy schedule to meet up with friends, or even make new ones! Not only will you make positive memories that will last a lifetime, but friends can also help hold you accountable to your goals and give you advice.

See our student blog for more ideas.