5 Simple Tips to Help You Survive And Thrive in Your 1st Year of College

5 Simple Tips to Help You Survive And Thrive in Your 1st Year of College
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    So, you've finally graduated from high school now, it's time to move on and start your serious path through college.

    You might have had good success in high school but, this doesn’t mean you'll still have good success in college.


Heading off to college means you get to start again with a clean academic slate. However, the stakes are higher in college, where it’s very important to know your actions, behavior, and most of all your personality.

These things have a big impact on the rest of your college experience. I don’t mean to scare you; it’s just the reality that your decisions can affect the rest of your life.

In college, you may feel stressed and homesick, but that’s just because you’re overwhelmed being in a new environment away from home. Just don’t let these issues wear you down, be yourself and enjoy your college life.

However, here are 5 simple tips on how to survive and thrive in your first-year college.

Go to Orientations

I know some of you don’t like this word, but this is the best way to learn your way around campus. Is this very important? Yes. Knowing your campus has benefits in case something bad happens inside the campus.

Be Organized

You’re not in high school anymore; your professor is not like your teacher that will give you a time and date on when to send your homework. This time your professor will give you an assignment and expect you to be prepared without any due dates. So, you won’t be like those kids in high school, “Oh, I didn’t know it was due today.”

You have to organize all of your things, or assignments, to see what you need to do first. Look for an app or get a wall calendar to track all the assignments.

Take responsibility for your actions

Be mature enough to take responsibly for everything you’ve done wrong, and don’t try to find someone to blame for your mistakes.

Remember, being mature means knowing how to accept your own mistakes.

Get Good Grades

This is what you want, right? Of course, who doesn’t? But you have to earn them. In order to get better grades you have to work hard to achieve them.

I am not telling you to work and work until you’re burnt out, just study whenever you’re not busy and make sure that you don’t overdo it. Also, give your brain a break when you feel tired.

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Budget Your Money

In high school, it’s okay to buy everything you want because you don’t have to worry about your expenses or even your tuition fee.

But in college things will change. Now that you’re an adult, it’s important that you know how to create a budget plan for yourself. Find an app that will help you track all of your monthly expenses and find out how much you spend.

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