Encore: Whenever students start a new semester, they have to get off on the right foot. Dr. Bob coaches students on what to do before school starts as well as what to do in the first two weeks.
At the start of a new semester, students often aren’t really paying attention. These kinds of starts create problems. College starts rolling on DAY ONE. No reviews, a fast start. Don’t trip over your laces. You might fall on your face.
An entire chapter in College Smart is devoted to how to start a semester. A new semester is like an athletic event. These are the “plays” you use to win, no matter what your age. Practice them now!
What happens before you play a basketball game? You get pumped-up, you listen to the coach, you review the plays — you make sure your shoes are tied! The same thing should happen at the starting of a semester. Learn the plays! When the whistle blows at the start of the game, don’t stand around waiting for something to happen to you.
Listen to your coach and learn.