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What's the hardest part of college?

I want to be prepared for college and want to know what stress #college #student to look out for.

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Cassandra’s Answer

Hi Sonia! Beginning college can be quite a different experience, however I have found the most challenging part to be time management. Having the freedom and responsibility to make your own schedule and attend your classes can be overwhelming, and trying to balance all of that can be challenging. My advice would be to consider using a planner to keep track of your days and events, and consider what priorities must come first to ensure you are accomplishing what you need. If you find that you are having trouble staying on track, or are looking for additional support, consider checking out your educational counselors. They can be a wealth of knowledge and help guide you on your journey. Lots of luck to you!

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Jermaine’s Answer

<span style="color: rgb(93, 103, 106);">The hardest part of college is managing yourself and your time. You will need to schedule your life so you can manage class, homework, relationships, maybe a job if you are working while in school. I found myself freshman year, struggling to keep up with deadlines as I was not a well organized person. Once I figure out how to map out my day, and stay on task school became a breeze. </span>

<span style="color: rgb(93, 103, 106);">The best advice I can give you is to write out all the things you want to accomplish each day, each week, and each month. Cross off all items on your list that you have completed. While at college, I enjoyed playing basketball and playing pool. I would set my schedule and put in times for breaks from studying play ball or shoot pool. By doing this I was able to do things I loved while still getting classwork done. </span>

<span style="color: rgb(93, 103, 106);">Good luck once you get to college. For me the hardest part I first faced when entering</span>

<span style="color: rgb(93, 103, 106);">college was staying on task and scheduling time for work and play.                             </span>

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Mareo’s Answer

There are many transitions you will face when entering college for the first time. Many of them include: time management, proper study habits, and adjusting to a new social environment. Also, many students select a major or career path, not truly understanding what that career is, what it takes to pursue that career, and the course required to complete a degree in that path.

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David’s Answer

Congrats on being accepted into college. Not everyone can go, so be sure to appreciate the chance to experience new things. I was a B+ student, and the major changes were not having to depend on my teachers/professors to assign homework. Others managed my time in high school, and for college, you are given deadlines, and then it is up to you to complete the tasks (I believe finding your specific way to manage your time will be the best way to overcome). Use school resources (faculty advisors, study groups, and new friends) to make sure you can ace classes, join a new friend/social group, and find time for things you enjoy (acting, sports, student government, etc). Keep at it, and you can celebrate like I will this year (my 30th class reunion!!)

David recommends the following next steps:

Practice by making a week of your high school day as if you were in college.
Ask your guidance counselor for feedback after completing above
Have fun!!

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Danielle’s Answer

Hello Sonia !

I think for a number of people, "self" management may be the hardest part to college. Beside the course work itself, most individuals are on their own for the first time. Aside from your class schedule, you will be on your own for scheduling when studying, classwork, extra curriculars, and social engagements get done. Make sure you prioritize when things need to be completed by while also taking time for yourself.

The second hardest part may be figuring out what you want to study in. Don't be afraid to switch your degree of study if you don't love what you are doing. I switched my major just before my Junior year, as the classes I was taking didn't appeal to me.