Back to School Blues

Back to School Blues
Back to School Blues
As the summer draws to an end, many students dread returning to school. Many colleges are off from mid-May until the beginning of September. That’s more than three months away from the rigors of studying. These months are typically filled with students working summer jobs or doing internships back home. Being home also gives students a chance to reconnect with family and old friends from high school. It can be very easy for students to fall into a routine that bears no resemblance to their lives away at college. As the calendar turns to August, these students need to start thinking about returning to classes and campus. For some, this is not a welcomed change.

If you are not looking forward to going back to school, there are some steps you can take to get back into the college mode. First of all, reach out to your college friends during the weeks leading up to the beginning of the semester. It is easy to fall out of touch with these people during the summer. However, by simply talking with your friends from college you can start feeling energized about the upcoming school year. Inevitably, these talks will turn to reminiscing about the good times you had last year. You will start to plan exciting things for the next year. Maybe, you will talk about throwing back to school party or the first tailgate session at the first home football game.

Another way to get excited about your classes is to reach out to your new professors. Many instructors will be happy to email you a copy of the syllabus for their class. You can start looking around for inexpensive textbooks. You can even get a head start on some of the extensive reading assignments you will be sure to have on your plate come September. Getting a jump on your classes will ensure you have an easier transition back to life on campus. You will be returning to school a more experienced student. If you can have some of the legwork completed before classes even begin, you will be in good shape for the semester.

If your college is relatively close to your home, then you should take a trip out to your school. Check out your new dorm or apartment to make a list of the things you want to bring with you in September. Just walking around campus could get you back in the proper frame of mind for returning to school.
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