When first coming into college it’s a big transaction. Most high schools don’t get you prepared enough for college. Here are some tips I found to help myself in college. The list below is some tips that I wish I would have done when I first started. These tips are what helped me in the past two quarters.
1.)STUDY!!! STUDY!!! STUDY!!! Most high school students don’t have to put in extra effort studying for a test. However, when you reach college you must study because if you don’t your grades will plunge. For an example I did this in my Biology 101 class I didn’t study and I got a C in that course, which dropped my GPA.
2.)Don’t put things off until the last minute. When you get an assignment do it in the next couple days and don’t push it off until the last minute. Things come up and don’t give you the opportunity to work on the assignment full-hearted. I did this with my oral presentation and I am regretting not putting that extra effort into it because I know I could have done better.
3.)Make sure you read your books. To pass a class with a good grade you must read and not just take notes. Yet, the teacher does talk a little on big subjects you must read to fully understand the concept. I really wish I would have known this coming into college because I thought I didn’t need to read the books and I got grades that I didn’t want.
4.)Don’t cram the night before a test. It is a lot easier to studying multiple times before a test rather than cramming 12 hours before the test. I know that my brain can’t handle that much information in that time span.
5.)Have fun! Don’t get too caught up into studying. Hang out with your friends. This past quarter I have loaded myself down with work and school; I have not had enough time to spend with my friends. College is the time to party (just be careful; don’t drink and drive) so catch up on your reading the beginning of the week, get all your homework and studying out off the way, and get out of the house.