The start of each new year, and the start of each new semester, brings around a time to make changes and resolutions. But how do we keep those changes?
The way I have found MOST helpful is to make a goal list.
Use a planner, post-its, an app on your iPad, whatever works for you. Look at the picture in this post, it is one way to set up a goal list. You can use post-its to write down the goals ad be able to switch them out when they are completed.
Another great way to keep to your resolutions, especially if they are related to coursework, is to set up an Assignment Checklist. This is just a simple table that lays out the due date, assignment and whether or not it is completed. Take a look at my sample one below.
Just make sure that you break up the goals into manageable pieces. Setting a goal to be fluent in a language by the end of the semester, without setting smaller goals along the way, won’t happen.
Take the semester day by day and enjoy the rest of Freshman year!