Keep Up with the Reading
College involves a lot of reading. Make sure you keep up! Set aside quality reading time each day. Do your reading when your brain is fresh, not when you’re likely to fall asleep. Make a schedule of how many pages you need to read each day to keep up.
Start Writing Your Papers Early
When it comes to writing papers, procrastination makes it more painful. Engage your thinking process early. Start planning and researching your paper weeks before it’s due. Don’t write your draft the night before—give yourself several days for revisions and improvements.
Keep Track of Your Money
Money is always an issue for college students. Keep close tabs on your financial aid. Don’t miss any forms or deadlines! It could be costly. And watch your personal spending. Make a budget, stick to it, and avoid credit-card debt like the plague.
Don’t Wait to Ask for Help
If you’re having trouble in a class, ask for help sooner than later. Don’t wait till you’re way behind. Ask your instructor, go to a tutoring center, or talk to someone in the counseling center. It’s easier to fix a small problem than a big one!
Eating right and getting enough sleep is essential to a successful college career. Most students pull at least one all-nighter, but don’t make it a habit to go without sleep or essential meals. When you take care of yourself, your mind is more clear and you will be more successful at your studies.
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