When choosing the classes that you will be attending during a semester, make sure that you do not overload yourself with too many classes, otherwise burnout will most certainly occur.
Select classes for yourself that will challenge and interest you, not just subjects that are considered easy. Giving yourself a challenge can prove very rewarding and you are sure to gain much more knowledge from the tougher courses. You might even make connections that could benefit you later on.
Make sure that you are on time for all your classes, as being tardy does not auger well for you in the eyes of your Professors. The last thing a student needs is to get on the wrong side of a Professor!
Even though you might have felt very uncomfortable in the past approaching strangers, in College or University it can be to your advantage. This will allow you to not only make new friends, but will also give you someone to compare notes with as class progresses.
You might even like to form a study group with them. Study groups are a way of ensuring that you study regularly and consistently, an absolute necessity if you hope to secure good results.
Wearing a University shirt or hat can really help students during the tough times, those times when feeling like you belong to a University or College seems very distant from you.
One of the best ways to “fit in” is to get involved in as many activities that interest you as possible. They go a long way in helping you to adjust to College or University life as well as giving you the social outlet that every student needs.
It is all a matter of achieving a good balance between your social life and study.
Join the on Campus Gym!
Early morning exercise is good for everyone. It provides a great start to the day and gets the mind in gear for the classes that lie ahead for each day remembering also, that our bodies are reliant on a good supply of water every day. So ensure that you take along a bottle of water with you everywhere you go.
Eat simply, eat well and above all, save your money for when you need it most. Remember, it is not so easy to put your hands on money once you have moved away from home.
A good rule of thumb; avoid takeaways, including the early morning coffee that so many of us seem to rely on, as these serve only to drain funds quickly while also, adding centimeters to your waistline.
The dating scene can be an absolute distraction for any student, so always be mindful of your reason for attending College or University in the first place….to learn!
If you must date, then be both smart and frugal about spending the limited funds that are available to you. Sometimes creating that special home cooked meal for your date can impress far more, than splurging at an expensive restaurant.
What do you do when you are in trouble?
It is high on the list of important things to know. Ensure you memorize the campus security number. Every student needs to know how to contact security or the police very quickly.
Take to heart some or all of the tips contained in this article as they are designed to ensure a smooth transition into College.
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Work hard and enjoy your time in College!