College Advice Anyone Can Use For Success

Authors

  • Karla Kimberley

Abstract

So you've started college huh? As excited as you may be, have you considered the possibility of gaining a lot of weight that first year. What is commonly referred to as the freshman fifteen can easily become the freshman twenty or thirty if you are not careful. Read this article to learn how you can keep eating a healthy diet no matter how bad your college dorm food is. Begin preparing for college your junior year. Most students wait until their senior year before getting serious about college. Instead, use your junior year to tour different colleges, learn about the scholarships available and begin applying for the colleges of your choice. Using this technique will help you accomplish everything in plenty of time.

Try and keep a part-time job throughout your college career; as tough as it may be to balance work and studies, the extra money, you make can make a big difference. If you have a huge amount of money to pay back once you are finished, life will be much more difficult after graduation so try and work your way through it. Read the course syllabus first thing. The syllabus will tell you when your instructor is available to answer questions and provide extra help. You will quickly see what will be expected of you in the course. The syllabus tells you what your instructor wants you to learn, and thus how to prepare for tests.

Go visit several potential colleges to help you decide where you want to go to college. By visiting universities, private colleges and community colleges, you can decide what environment you really want to be in. Most colleges offer several tours throughout the school year. Many also offer an opportunity to shadow a student to see what a normal day is like. Be sure to eat well while in college. Many people gain a few pounds their first semester of college. So keep healthy snacks on hand to avoid this. Avoid overconsuming fast foods and pizza. It is cheap and quick, but doesn't give you the energy a good meal does.

When you enter college, one of the first things that you should do is get a part time job. There are going to be a lot of hours that are available during the day, as this can help you increase your income. A job will pay its dividends and will reduce your worries when you are out having fun. Pay off any credit card you have in full each month. This will keep you from incurring late fees. In general, you should try and only use your credit card for emergencies. Don't use it to go to the movies, bar or a restaurant. Debt can cause you to lose focus.

Keep your loans to a minimum. Look into scholarships, grants and special programs to help pay for college so that you won't have a lot of debt hanging over your head when you graduate. For many students, loan checks seem like free money while they are in school--but once you get out they become an obligation you may regret.

Get the names and number from a few people in each class so that if you have to be absent then they can fill you in on what was covered in class and can share their notes with you and give you any work that was assigned so that you won't get behind in your work. Even if you love coffee, don't purchase it at a cafe. It's just too expensive to do this. Make coffee at home. The small amount of extra time it takes will be worth it as you see your savings accumulate with each cup. Getting a good coffee machine for cheap is easy if you just browse around for one.

If possible, you should avoid scheduling classes one after the other. You are going to need breaks during the day. The best time for these breaks is after a class. This time will allow you to wind down, prepare for your next class or study if needed. Take these opportunities when you can.

Never submit the first draft of a report or assignment. Allow yourself sufficient revision time. Instead of just going over it, create a second draft as well. Proofread your second version and make it as perfect as possible. This way, you are confident that you have included all crucial points of content in it. Avoid the urge to overeat if you are living at the dormitory. Most schools offer up a buffet-style selection with a wide variety of selections that can be tempting, but overeating can lead to health issues as well as take away from the energy needed to focus on your academics.

When you are staying in a dorm, buy a safe to lock up your valuables. The last thing that you want is someone to steal something that is valuable to you. Typically, dorms have minimal security and people walking in and out all the time, so it is best to error on the side of caution.

References

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Published

2021-12-22

How to Cite

Kimberley, K. (2021). College Advice Anyone Can Use For Success. Psycological of Science Article, 1(2). Retrieved from https://divessar.com/index.php/posa/article/view/86