College is a challenge, but anyone can handle it! If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or unmotivated these tips might help you to become a more successful student. Also, these tips may even motivate you to improve yourself for the new year.
First, take a step back. Sometimes you may need to prioritize your tasks. Always make sure you know when your projects and homework are due, and most of all, make sure you know when you have to take a test. Also, you need to learn how to manage your time wisely. Whether you need to take a nap after class, exercise, or you just want to hangout with friends, make sure you give yourself enough time to get your school work done.
Do your school work at the right time! You may need to do it later in the evening after dinner, or you may need to do it right after class. You know what works best for you, so make sure you complete your school work at the best time for YOU.
Next, you need to actually attend class. Some teachers give bonus points for perfect attendance! This helps you to be more successful because you are receiving all the material you need to study. Attending class also helps you to stay on track and not get behind.
Another tip on being successful is to keep yourself organized. Don’t just throw your notes anywhere. Put your notes in a binder or a folder. Keep your notes safe. Use a book bag or just a regular bag to keep all your school work together. Using a bag can also help you to prevent leaving them somewhere where you might never get your notes back.
Overall, being a successful college student is not hard not does require effort. Just remember to prioritize, and use time management. Attending class can boost your grade depending on the teacher you have. Attending class also keeps you from falling behind. If you don’t go to class, you might not get all the handouts and notes that you need to study for the test. Lastly, just keep your self as organized as possible so that you know where your homework is, know where your studying material is, and know when your assignments are due.
Remember, anyone can be successful and there are many ways to get you on track!
–Emily, student blogger