Courtesy Maria Shimel

Welcome back to school! Your first Boise State Study Tip of the semester is: to get organized. You already know what classes you are enrolled for; see if you can get access to your syllabus through Blackboard and start filling in your planner. You can also create separate binders for each class and start reading any pre-assigned reading material. 

Another tip that not everyone thinks to do is reach out to your professors now and introduce yourself with either a friendly email or by stopping by their office that first week of school. By creating a personal connection with the faculty, you are creating network connections, making it easier to ask for help later in the semester and also establishing a possible mentor who will stick with you the rest of your academic career. 

Remember, the more preparation you do at the beginning the less stressed and more confident you will feel at the end of the
semester.