And here it goes again.. College.
Back to the classrooms, books that are like $400 each, and no sleep. Winter break was not long enough! I will sure miss my countless hours of nice sleep! But hey! You got to do what you got to do to get where you want to be! If it’s meant for you, of course. I am still trying to figure that out, but for now, I am doing my best. For those of you who are going into college for the first time in the spring, or will go this fall, here are a few of my tips in order to…… survive college!
(May the good Lord bless you during college.)
Do Not Do Things Last Minute
If you go onto your college website, there are deadlines listed for different things you have to do. Try your best to make those deadlines before it is over. I have done things last minute wishing I did it beforehand. Doing things last minute will only make you stress about it more. You want to have enough time between your days to do things like schedule your classes before they begin. That’s how it would be easier for you to do what you have to do in order to be in college.
Take Things Step-By-Step
This is same for your studies. Cramming all your studying before a test is the worst. Take it step-by-step. Start your work the day it was assigned for you. If you don’t want to do it all in one day, do it little by little. One part of it, one day, and the other part of it, the next day. You do not want to rush your homework and get things wrong. In plus, cramming everything in one night will not only get you zero sleep, but you also might even forget most of what you studied.
Use Your Time Wisely
You know that one hour in between classes that you have almost everyday? Yeah, use it. Use it to study for that test in a few days or that homework that’s due in an hour. Use your free time wisely. Times like these are especially important for those of you who work. You may not be able to get enough time to write that essay or do that online quiz after work. If class gets canceled, take the time to stay at college and catch up on what you need to! One of the reasons why people are not doing good in classes is because they procrastinate. Do not put it off for some other day! Do it as much as you can, whenever you can.
Ask For Help
For those of you who are just starting this year, you will need help. It’s my second semester of college and I still barely know what I’m doing. There is no shame in going and asking for help. Everyone needs assistance. It does not matter for what, for enrolling or even a simple question on an application. Do not be afraid to talk to your advisor! While in class, ask if you don’t understand something. That is what makes people smarter! If you still do not understand what your professor is teaching, go to a tutor. Not asking for help will leave you stuck!
Other Things To Know About College
> College is very different from High School. Everybody does there own thing. I do not have much friends from college but it is a great advantage meeting other college students. You can get a lot of help from them!
> Organize a study group! Working with other college students will not only help you understand, but it will also motivate you to do better.
> Make sure you know your social security. As funny as it sounds, some people do not know theirs by memory. . And when it comes to college, you will absolutely need it!
> If, after a semester, your books are sitting on your shelf collecting dust, sell them! It is a good way to get extra money for college and what not.
> Another way to earn money is doing work study. Get a job at college! For example, the book store!
> Dress with the weather. Walking from class to class in a short sleeve mid-January is not a good idea.
There are many other tips and advice I can give you on college, but these are a few of the main ones. Hope your college career is well and may you do your best! Despite all the negative things you’ve heard about college, it is actually not that bad!