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When it comes to classes and exams, students never get tired of finding excuses… uhm… reasons (!) for procrastination. Sorry, for taking their time in ambitiously mastering their studies, of course.
Anyway, your new or even first semester should be planned thoroughly – in advance! Why? It will save you a lot of stress, problems and will leave you with more opportunities for procrastinating.
Yes, we DO know that some classes only exist in theory and you won’t enrich the professor’s life with your presence. Still, you need to sign up for ALL classes and associated exams. So here is what you do:
This already seems like a lot to do and, indeed, it is! But once you managed to arrange your semester effectively and reasonably, half the work is done. Note for freshmen: Most universities provide special guides for you. Also, you can turn to student service points or counsellors in case you need help with organising your semester.
When sorting out which classes you will take (and attend or not), you simultaneously need to keep an eye on the respective examination dates. Are there any conflicts? Do you need to split up and take two exams at the same time? Hopefully not. Also keep in mind that some exams need more preparation than others.
Even if you are just about to start your student life, you surely have seen all the memes on the internet about student problems. (Side note: There is even a Facebook page called like that.) How funny they may be, they are also true – real life illustrations and your deadlines will be coming to.
So here’s the basic but also ultimate tip:
*We know this can be hard sometimes...
Plans, plans, plans may be all well and good. However, most of you FIZZies join us when starting your studies. So you are new to your university and maybe even the city. We have some more tips especially for you guys:
You made it to the best part of our semester checklist - things you DON'T need to take care of when you are starting your semester/studies living at THE FIZZ Vienna:
Moving to a new city, starting your studies and all the challenges involved cause enough stress and pressure. At THE FIZZ, we can at least take away some of your worries regarding settling in. Just feel at home and enjoy the company of students from all over the world (:
However, if you still feel overwhelmed and swamped, don't forget that there are loads of other students facing the same daily challenges as you. Ask them for help or turn to your university's students office. Also, don't hesitate to go to the reception at THE FIZZ and ask your house managers for advice.
With that said, we wish you great success for the upcoming semester!
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