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How can a person do their best in their school and college life?

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Margaret’s Answer

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Make sure to have fun but always remember why you're actually there. Join some clubs, attend extracurricular events, and go to any fun school-hosted activities you can! Make sure that your schoolwork comes first and that you do these fun things once you've gotten your assignments done. Also, study groups are a great way to socialize and study.
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Lian-Wei’s Answer

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Hi Samyukta! Time management is one of the most crucial skills to master and develop during your time in college, whether it be at a 2-year, 4-year, or more institution. I've come to learn during my freshman year that I pulled a ton of all-nighters because I didn't have a good balance of my new college workload, study habits and the time to hang out with my new friends. Being able to prioritize your day with classes, group meetings, or other tasks like getting food, working out, etc. is vital to making the most out of your day. And quite honestly, incoming college students' skill level for time management varies, so it's completely fine if it takes you either a few months, a semester, or even the whole year to learn how to manage time because it will pay off for the remainder of your time in college and post-graduation! Best of luck in college!

Lian-Wei recommends the following next steps:

  • Invest in a schedule planner
  • Either use a smartphone or wear a watch to know the time
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Linda’s Answer

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Hi Samyukta. I agree that time management is key. If you need help in managing your time, seek out resources on campus that can provide you with some guidance such as Career Services, Learning Commons, Academic Support, etc. The names of these resources likely vary by university, but they should be available to get you started on doing your best in school and college life. Students sometimes hesitate to take advantage of the resources for a variety of reasons, but they can be truly beneficial to you.
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Sarah’s Answer

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Make sure to take care of yourself and make time for personal self care, activities you enjoy and manage your time between school workload and your personal life. Get involved in school events without overwhelming your schedule. Time management is so important. Create a routine and stick to it as best as you can. Take classes that interest you and you will enjoy. Try to find ways to enjoy and get excited about the classes you have to take that you aren't as thrilled about.
Lastly, think of the bigger picture. This is a small amount of time compared to rest of your life. Enjoy!
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Rheanna’s Answer

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Hello Samyukta! A few things that I have done to be my best in school and college is to make sure school always comes first. There are so many activities and groups to get involved in on campus, but I always made sure to prioritize my school work first. With that being said, I do think it is very important to be involved in different clubs and organizations on campus. These activities are great ways to meet new people and make the most out of your college experience. I would just recommend maintaining a good balance between extracurricular activities and your school work.
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Supreethkumar’s Answer

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Enjoy what you learn rather than being a book worm. Join a school or college which offers you a course in which you are interested in.
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Wayne’s Answer

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Hi Samyukta. You can definitely do you best in your school and college life. I definitely did!

Here are some tips that may help you. With the pressure of completing coursework, paying for school, and trying to enjoy your college experience, sometimes life can feel a little overwhelming to say the least. However, there are steps you can take to make sure you feel like a human, even when you are actually a busy, stressed-out college student.

Keep an Updated Schedule. This is a great way to make use of the calendar app on your phone. Take the time to add your class schedule for the semester as well as any due dates for your assignments. Set aside specific times throughout the week to focus on things like homework, laundry, gym, cleaning your room and taking care of bills.

Work Ahead (or just Don’t Procrastinate). By procrastinating you are allowing your to-do list to grow and grow into an intimidating amount of work. Once all that work has piled up, it will be even harder to motivate yourself to get started. Getting ahead on readings, papers, and other assignments will help reduce procrastination-based stress while allowing more time in the future for hanging out with friends or just relaxing with a weekend of Netflix binging. Resources like Course Hero—which offers study resources, online tutoring, and digital flashcards—can help you study ahead and compare notes to past students who’ve taken your exact courses before.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep. We regularly hear about the benefits of getting more sleep, from maintaining a strong immune system to improving our moods, but we seldom manage to actually implement this advice. Sometimes we get so entrenched in our work that the high amount of stress and large workload can keep us from getting enough sleep. If you really take the time to improve the quality of your sleep,your stress levels will go down and you will be able to think more clearly and make fewer mistakes in your work.

Prioritize Your Work. Organize your work in a meaningful way based on when projects, papers, and other work events are due. Recurring things like homework and studying are easier to schedule ahead of time, but sometimes papers and projects tend to sneak up on you. Make sure to check your syllabus to see how different assignments are weighted. Important assignments like papers and exams can make the difference of a full letter grade (or two!) for a class. Prioritizing assignments will allow you to focus on what is most important first, and then knock out smaller assignments afterward. Knowing you’ve completed a major project and don’t have to worry about it hanging over your head can also help you to feel more balanced and relaxed.

Make Time for Yourself. Whether this means spending time with friends, visiting family, or even just taking a moment to relax by yourself, it is important for your well-being to have some time set aside away from work and school. Once you have finished important tasks, be sure to find some way to treat yourself and clear your head.

Following this simple advice might not melt all your stress away, but it will help you stay sane while still maintaining a busy schedule. And remember, you don’t have to go through it all alone! Be sure to take advantage of all the resources at your disposal, including Course Hero’s homework help and study resources, counselors and other college staff and resources.

Good luck!
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Sydney’s Answer

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Stay on top of everything!
Make list! I made list to plan out my work load and distribute it evenly so I wouldn't have more stressful days over others. Obviously, this won't always be the case however it's still good practice. Surround yourself with good friends/peers, people who can help you academically and people who can help you mentally and support you! College is a lot about independence, so find what fits you, what makes you happy.
Be happy now so you can be happy later.
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