Midterm season is officially here and Spring classes are already beginning to open up. How did time fly by so fast?! I’m thinking the exact same thing! But no fear, I created a list of my top 5 key tips to know while registering for classes. As much as it is easy to roll the dice and take whatever professor that fits within your schedule, it may be something that you’ll terribly regret by the end of the year. So sit back, relax, grab a snack and let’s start the list!
- Utilize ratemyprofessor.com and if you’re a Chrome user, add the ratemyprofessor extension to your list as shown below:This has been an amazing lifesaver for me as I used to keep multiple tabs open to compare and contrast Professors ratings. Not all schools utilize this extension, however ratemyprofessor is still a great source!
- Try finding Facebook groups that are specifically for easy class guides at your university and ask for advice! Or search within http://easyclassguide.com/
- Take ratemyprofessor ratings with a grain of salt. It’s sometimes hard to forget that all of these reviews are someones individual opinions and thoughts so don’t take every word seriously. For example:
- Ask an advisor within your major for advice on professors. I’m positive they’ve heard anything and everything about the class so never forget that they are important resources! Here’s the link for pre-health advising at ASU: https://students.asu.edu/prehealth/contact
- Lastly, don’t forget about your connections and always ask friends for advice on classes. Even if they don’t have the information that you need, they probably have a friend of a friend who can help.
All in all, I hope all of my tips help you in some way! They’ve helped me extremely from my 2 (and going on 3) years of being in university. I’ve made the mistake of selecting whoever during my freshmen year and trying to select the easiest way out by getting professors who held classes at certain times or etc. Always remember that you CAN do your best as long as you put hard work and dedication into it. Comment below if you have any other tips that can help out others in the pre-health community! 🙂