Although it sounds so cliché, let’s admit it, college is a critical phase in our lives. It marks the start of your transition into adulthood. You may have more freedom to do what you want, but a bigger responsibility is expected from you in return. But hey, college is not that scary. Check out these tips to make your college life a fun and exciting one.
- Make friends
Finding people you can easily jive with can beat your homesickness. Eventually, these friends will become a family whom you can share your frustrations and experiences. Being nice to everyone too can help you not get into trouble.
- Be organized and always be prepared
Remember, you are on your own now. If high school teachers do most of the work for you, college is the total opposite. Most of the time, assignments and exams are just posted on bulletin boards. No one will remind you of your due projects. Keeping a planner or downloading an app to keep track of your deadlines would definitely come in handy.
- Attend your classes and be on time
There will be times when you will be tempted to skip class. No matter how good you think your excuse is, drag yourself to class. Do not depend on the learning materials handed out. You can always get something vital when you listen to lectures. More importantly, you can ask questions if some things confuse you. Your professors will also remember you.
- Stay away from social media
Addicted to Facebook or Instagram? That’ll only get worse when you enter college. Control your habits; else they will control you. Keep track of your time. Stick to your study plans. You won’t be graded by stalking and browsing through your friends’ profiles. They can’t also give you answers to your exams.
- Aim for good grades
While most students just aim to pass, strive to excel. This is actually good training for you once you get out to the real world. If you are used to working hard and achieving your goals, failures won’t easily get you discouraged.
- Maintain a well-balanced life
Keep in mind that college is not just about academics. You also need to socialize with other people. You can join some orgs that interest you. Also, don’t forget to go out and reward yourself now and then. You can watch a movie, head to the spa, go on shopping, or any activity that can de-stress you. Find time to relax and stay healthy.
- Chill on relationships
Love is a gamble while studying. It can either inspire or distract you. You may or may not end up with your college sweetheart. Sure, you can cry a bucket for a day or two, but get up and finish what you started. Do not let your relationships get in your way of success. Besides, if the person really loves you, he or she will be willing to wait. True love waits as they say.