Reflecting on The First Semester

January 12, 2015
Posted in Student Tips
January 12, 2015 ACS

Your first semester of the school year is over, and now is a great time to reflect on your accomplishments and even your disappointments, and also plan how you are personally going to improve in the future.

The following are some tips you should consider:

  • Reflect on your first semester

It is a good idea to analyze how your school year has gone so far. Look at the classes you took and the grade you earned in each class. For each class, ask yourself how you can do better on the tests you took, how you can improve on any projects you completed, and be honest with yourself about any goals you might not have achieved.

In addition, did you accomplish what you wanted to do as far as any extracurricular activities you were involved in? If you still need to accomplish more in these activities, what can you do to improve?

  • Remain positive

It is also a great idea to highlight and write down all of the positive things you accomplished during the first semester. Remember why you were successful so you can repeat the excellence you achieved. Having a solid idea as to why you were successful will help you understand why you can succeed when faced with a difficult task.

  • Set some new goals to achieve

If you were successful in a class, set some new goals to show how you can strive to be even better. Compose a short list of areas or tasks to improve on. For example, if you completed all of your assignments on time, try finishing your assignments even earlier this semester so you can have time to review your work or edit your assignments.

On the other hand, if you had some difficulty in a class or didn’t earn the grade you wanted, focus on setting goals on how to improve. Ask you teacher to help you as he or she will know where you are struggling and may be able to offer suggestions on how to improve and what specific goals to set for yourself.

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