Intelligence is not the only ticket to a good grade. Sometimes you just have to be smart and witty to get where you are going.
Be wise in selecting your class schedule. Consider your strengths and weaknesses on top of all. So if you are preparing for college, here are some ways on how you can select the best class schedule.
Know your course and major subjects, as well as the minor ones. First of course is to choose which course or program to take in college.
Once you are decided, list down the courses and/or subjects that you need to take for the semester, both the majors and the minors. When enrolling in a major course, there is usually no choice of schedule to choose from. But the same is not the case for minor courses.
There are a lot of schedules available and professors to choose from. If you are in your first year, chances are, you are not yet acquainted with the professors handling the minors.
You are not familiar on how good they are in teaching, how tough their exams are, etc. So it would be helpful to ask old students around about the different professors in different subjects.
Ask major inputs that can help you decide where you would get your math 101 for example, like the professor’s personality, competence, etc.
Remember, preferences to professors are relative. What is good for you may not be good for somebody else. So at best, list down the characteristics of professors you would want, and use this as a basis when you are asking around.
Decide when you would like to take the subjects. Decide whether you want to take your courses in the morning, afternoon or evening.
Consider your body clock when doing this, that is, the time when you are more academically competent. If you were an evening person, it would not be wise to take courses in the morning, especially if that course is your Waterloo.
Do not load yourself with courses you know you are weak in. If there are courses on your list that are your weakness, do not clog yourself by getting it both on the same day or in a close schedule.
It may only be a hell for you. At best, separate these courses, and if possible, totally isolate them from the rest. It might also be helpful if you will group together courses that are easy for you and get them on the same day.
If you still have time, get an extra class. Even if you get a regular load, the semester may still be light for you. If this will be your case, get an extra class to make your semester more productive.
Most universities and colleges have a grace period where students can get a taste of the course, its assignment, meeting the professor and see the course outline.
If you liked it, then enroll. This is also good to make sure that you keep a regular load in case you encounter conflicts with the ones you already have.
Be smart in preparing your class schedule. Choosing one that suits you can be a key in conquering college world.