If you are a high school student looking forward to college, or if you are a college student getting ready to register for your next semester of classes, then this is for you. Everyone wants to get the perfect schedule with classes that they will love. However, you must make sure that they are also the classes that you need in order to graduate. Here are some tips on how to pick your best classes:
Try to mix it up
Take a variety of different classes, especially if you are a freshman. If you are undecided in your major, take lots of different subjects of classes to broaden your horizons. If you do this, you are more likely to find that one subject you love which can help you decide your major. If you are already in your major, still try to take at least one or two classes of a different subject in order to learn as much that you can about other fields. Every major has something to offer, so it is beneficial to take those classes.
Rate my Professor
This is an incredible resource when picking out your classes. This website tells you what your professor has been rated by multiple students and what that professor’s strengths and weaknesses are. There may also be university evaluations that are filled out from previous courses that you can get your hands on. It is important to know about your professors prior to starting the class so you can decide if their teaching strategies will be effective on you. The best type of rating to get is from your friends. If your friends have taken the same class or teacher, get their opinion. They can tell you firsthand about the way he/she teaches or whether he/she is a hard grader and whatnot. Their opinion might be the most important one.
Don’t rush to complete GE’s
Your general education classes are important of course, but if you rush these, you may have no idea what to take after two years of generals. You may want to save some of those required classes for later, after you have decided on a major. That way, you can experience a lot of different kinds of classes during your first couple years at school.
Pick the right time
You know yourself better than anyone. Are you a morning person? A night person? Keep that in mind as you pick the times of your classes.