I’ll skip preaching about the importance of the right decision when choosing college and majors, as well as all the grandiose stories about its crucial influence onto your future life. This is true, but to survive college life, you should know some tricks about everyday routine over there and hear some useful tips about common issues before stepping into the academic world. All of us who had gone through college successfully had our troubling time with some of these things. Here are my experiences and honest directions.
How to handle classes successfully
Rule number one is not to avoid them. Yup, it’s going to be tempting, there will be days when you’d pay to sleep more or simply hang around. Don’t. Maintain your discipline and keep the studying regular. Procrastination is expensive and stresses generating. Get to know each major thoroughly, before making any final decisions. Make sure you know exactly what each scientific field includes and requires and to sign into those that truly match your talents and skills. Buy books after the first class and keep in touch with your professors and other colleagues. Explore learning techniques until you find those that work best for you because techniques from high school might fail to work in college.
Healthy routine and habits
There’s a saying that you can choose only two between studying, sleeping and partying. Train yourself to balance the day, to work first and play later and to maintain regular and sufficient sleeping. While away from home, you are your chef, thus try to eat healthily. Also, be rational with your money. College is expensive, stick to some realistic division of budget to avoid days when being broke completely.
Mental and emotional health is essential
Time in college with inevitablз include various emotional and social turbulences. Prepare for complex relationships, breaking ups with sweethearts and friends, avoid hooking up with roommates and make sure to meet plenty of new people. Find ways to maintain your mental and emotional health as well as your physical one to prevent it from influencing your professional success.