Amazing, meaningful, super real tips to have a successful second semester


Sanjay Fernando

Bidushi goes over some totally non-satirical ways you could definitely get straight A’s the semester.

Top five tips to have a successful second semester

When I got my grades from last semester, my ego reached Satan’s toes. It was bad…like really bad. In fact, it was the worst it had ever been. I don’t ever want to go back down there again, so here is what I plan to do to make sure I’m academically successful in the second semester.

1. Time management

Do your assignments as soon as you get them. Definitely pull out your math homework in your English class and try to finish it right then and there. Any English work you missed, you can just finish in your next class!

2. Utilize resources

The internet is a great way to learn more about topics you’re confused about. A quick Google search might give you a Quizlet link for your assignment so don’t hesitate to work with what you’ve got! 🙂

3. Visit teachers

Visiting teachers outside of class is a great way to have one-on-one time with your teachers and it could help you understand topics better! Stop by the department room and maybe you’ll accidentally hear your teachers discussing the answers to the next quiz!

4. Get help from peers

You probably have friends in classes that are amazing students. They can help you be successful by letting you copy their work. Killing two birds with one stone, or should I say two grades with one assignment? How efficient!

If you don’t have friends…this might not be the place you should start with. :/

5. Be better than the curve

Being better than the curve gives you something to fall back on in case you weren’t prepared for a test. So, pray for your classmates’ downfall and share fake answers to the test you weren’t prepared for. If everyone’s failing, then your failing grade doesn’t seem as bad! 

I’ve received insider information from the University of Pennsylvania and I have learned that they use this exact same technique! I’m giving you free Ivy League advice here…

My intricate process of writing this has made me come to the abrupt conclusion that maybe, just maybe, these tips are exactly what made my grades so bad in the first place. So use them, or don’t. I don’t really care! <3


Editor’s Note: The Current does not endorse any of these methods and takes no responsibility for any zeros you receive. Nor do we take responsibility if you get in trouble with your teachers, parents, friends, or anyone else you know. But if you get an A the old fashioned way, we’ll gladly take the credit.

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