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Adjusting to college is a big task to deal with when starting your freshman semester. From harder classes, more homework, no parental supervision, and your own personal freedom, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and lose sight of the task at hand - academics.
Some of the challenges that most students face in college can really distract you from the goal of completing school work and focusing on your education. Some challenges that you run into in your first semester of college, that could greatly affect your academics are:
To make sure that you do not miss assignments, classes, tests or projects, you need to stay organized and focused. Here are a few tips that have helped me to possess better organizational skills and therefore improve my overall success in classes.
Mix and match these methods along with any you might already use to stay organized. It’s critical to keep track of everything you need to get done in college. A lot of work piles up quickly. Tests require more studying and effort, and getting behind in one class can make it difficult to catch up in that class which will then affect grades in other classes.
By staying organized and focused, it helps keep everything in moderation. There needs to be a balance of school, relaxation, friends, work, and fun. By staying organized and completing work efficiently, it provides more than sufficient time for free time for any student. Having a game plan or strategy to help stay organized and efficient in your daily to do list helps out greatly. You must remember why you came to college in the first place, to further your education for a career in the future. Yes, we all can have fun in college but you must not forget why you came here and what is truly important and how to spend your time here. Staying organized with your work and keeping focused helps most people overcome the first step of getting acclimated to college.
☞RULE #8: Take care of yourself. I know it may be easy to go to bed at 3 in the morning every night and live on coffee and Red Bull throughout the week, but don’t do it. If you HAVE to stay up late for whatever reason, take a nap during the say. Naps are wonderful. Trust me.