It’s registration time again, time to choose your fate
and review your plan for the future, this degree and beyond.
As you’re preparing there are a few things that we’d like
for you to consider:
Review this semester and any other past semesters.
Do you see a pattern (either helpful or harmful)? How many credits
can you safely take without jeopardizing your GPA and/or outside
obligations? Do you do better with a mixture of online and
in classroom courses? All online? Morning or Evening, etc…
Choose your instructors wisely.
Do you have a favorite instructor? As a BGS student you have
the unique ability to take whichever courses you’d like as long
as you fulfill the general education and graduation requirements
so you can take as many of Favorite Instructor’s classes as you
Rate My Professor. We know you’re using it to pick from instructors
you don’t know we’d just like to caution you to use the popular website
for good and not evil. Instead of going by overall ratings, read the
reviews; you may find out that they’re poorly or highly rated according
to their teaching styles. So if essay writing is your strong suit, Professor A
who is rated poorly because all tests include essay questions might be
a great choice for you. If you don’t have a choice as to the isntructor
you take (maybe they are they only instructor who teaches a particular
class) Rate My Professor can help you to know what to expect from that
Instructor and that class.
This is a fairly simple concept: pair difficult courses with easier ones
(courses in subjects that you like and understand). If possible, consider
taking the most challenging courses alone, say, during the summer, so
that you can devote more time to it.
Consult your Advisor.
As an outside observer of your educational career, your advisor might
have suggestions you haven’t thought of. They advise students on
courses and educational plans: when it comes to creating your semester
and future educational plans, they are your best resource. They’re also
very happy to help in anyway they can.