So to wrap up the blogs and tie them all in together, it’s good to review what we have learned and gone over about college and tips that will help one to be more successful throughout their college career. The first and most important thing to remember while in college is that you are not alone in some of the struggles you may be facing. It’s important to have a game plan going into the semester to help ensure your success. There are many tools that can help you to stay organized as well whether its notebooks, calendars and agenda books, reminders, and even apps on your phone. College success if attainable if you use your resources and work hard.
So the first thing to remember would be managing your schedule. Make a schedule that will allow you to manage homework and study time, eating and hangout time, and any other extracurricular activities along with your classes. There are apps that are downloadable to your phone, that can help you to stay organized on the go.
By planning your time and your schedule early on in the semester, it will allow you to go in with a game plan to avoid losing track of time and neglecting important tasks. Also knowing your best study time can be very important as well because it will assist you in retaining the information as best as possible.
Along with managing your schedule, it is really good to avoid procrastination. It is easier than you may think to get caught in a cycle of procrastination with assignments that are coming up in your classes. Beginning your writing before the last minute and or not writing in a rush is very beneficial as well. Often times when we rush through our writing, it can be hard to get the message across in the best way possible.
Finally, understand that you are not suffering alone. It is okay to talk to someone about issues you may be facing or struggles that you may be dealing with, which may make receiving an education even harder. There are many people who are going through some of the same problems and just may not be speaking up about it. There are many college students who are suffering in silence and neglecting their mental health.
It is important to know the symptoms and know some general sources for contact that can assist you in getting the support you may need including the National Institute of Mental Health, the American College Health Association, ULIFE Line, and many other resources which can be reached online or in person for support with these areas. Don’t be afraid to seek support because these people are there to help!
Remember that with all the stress that college can bring, there are so many positives and benefits of seeking your education. It is important and helpful to stay positive about your education, because this will help push you in the right direction and help you when you may be feeling those lows. Take the tools and opportunities given in college to your advantage, and network during your college career. Use networking as a source of getting more experience and linking with people who can help you into your career after graduation.