What is your routine for getting ready for a new semester?

(Interviewee: Miriam / Department of Linguistics / Junior in University)

I usually spend a lot of time on choosing my classes. In the beginning of my studies, I planned what classes I would like to take in what semester so that I all makes sense and that I can graduate soon. But sometimes, my plan does not work because two of the classes I planned to take are at the same time. So I take a long time replanning everything. When I have my schedule, I usually prepare all my stationary stuff. I also buy the books if I already know which ones we will use. And then a few weeks before the new semester starts, I start to revise for my language classes. However, I only do all this when I am motivated.