First of all, welcome back! We hope that you manage to enjoy, charge up and relax during this never-seem-to-be-long-enough semester break. In this blog post, I will tell you my favourite tips on selecting papers that suit you the most for each semester throughout your university journey.
Find a mentor
Please don’t be shy. Try to talk to a student mentor if you can. Most universities have a mentoring program where they pair you with senior students who have walked in your shoes before! They have more experience in choosing papers within your major, and they will have some valuable information for you before you select any specific paper, such as which paper has the best lecturer, or which paper has the most interesting assignments. They have done it all, so why not rely on some old-timer’s wisdom, right?
Make use of the trial period of your paper.
You can still change your chosen paper in most universities within the first two to three weeks of every new semester (Please check with your own university to see what is the deadline). Give your paper a try and decide whether you are interested or not. If it doesn’t suit you, you still have the chance to step away before it’s too late! Don’t miss out on this precious opportunity to test drive your chosen paper. Kind of like taste-testing food in the supermarket for free before you buy the actual product, no?
Do a paper with your friend together.
You can always plan and decide which paper you and your friends can do together if there’s no schedule clash. It is always better to study in a group than alone, as for some papers there will be group assessments that need you and others to work closely. Having a friend definitely helps in this regard! I choose you! Pikachu! (for the group assessment that is). Besides, you and your friends can always have a bit of a study sesh to keep each other on track. The benefit definitely outweighs studying by your lonesome in a cold library.
And that’s it for now! We hope these little tips help you to choose your paper wisely in the next semester to come. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop me an email and claim your FREE 30 minutes consulting session with me. Don’t worry, I got your back!