How to Succeed in College – 5 Tips for New College Students

How to Succeed in College – 5 Tips for New College Students
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    College is a fun and exciting time in any person's life, but it is not without its challenges.

    Here are some tips to succeeding in college and maximizing your experience during this wonderful time.

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1. Early Bird or Night Owl?

Do you prefer to wake up and greet the day, or are you someone who hits snooze several times before rolling out of bed in the morning? Consider this when choosing class start times. If the same course is offered at 8 am and 3 pm and you never are awake to see a sunrise, go for the afternoon class. By picking classes that fit into your natural daily cycle, you will be more attentive and able to focus better, increasing your success in the course.

2. Balancing Interests with Requirements

Be sure to balance classes that you have to take with classes you are interested in, this is the point of electives! Being interested in a particular topic makes it easier to learn the material, generally making it easier to earn a good grade. These classes offer some rest in your day of other required classes that you may not enjoy as much. In the same turn, don’t take only electives as that means you may have terms later on that you have to take all the classes you’ve been putting off.

3. Form Study Groups

Social study groups are highly advantageous to understanding curriculum. If there is a topic some don’t understand in the class, they have it explained to them in a new way by other students, and those students who understand the topics will develop an even deeper understanding by figuring out how to explain them. Study groups can be fun and help relieve stress that intense courses can bring. They are also a great place to meet new people and make friends.

4. Mountain of Homework? No Problem!

If you have a ton of homework or its finals week- don’t stress out if you feel there aren’t enough hours in the day! If you write yourself a schedule from waking to sleeping, you can schedule in some hours of relaxation and still accomplish all of your academic goals without the stress. Make sure to give yourself 15 minute breaks every couple hours and rotate through homework and different classes. This will help ensure you stay on track without burning out.

5. Learn New Skills

In your spare time, take advantage of other classes offered on campus that aren’t for your degree. Take a yoga class or weight lifting circuit to learn how to work out your mind and body. Learn how to do some new type of art or join a club on campus to meet other people with similar interests. It’s been proven that being involved in extracurricular activities has a positive impact on your success in college. Find out what interesting new activities your campus offers and get involved!

All in all, you should enjoy your college experience! Try these tips to help you succeed in this new adventure. Succeeding in college is not only an academic matter, but utilizing all of the opportunities you are given access to. You worked hard to get here so take advantage and learn new things and meet new people.

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