1. Figure out your favorite study tools! (e.g., iPad or notebook) - Knowing what works best for you before college is super important, as college can be a bigger challenge than high school.
2. Join in! - Try to participate in at least 1-2 clubs. This helps you find balance in college life.
3. Make daily study time! - Setting aside a few hours to study each day is really helpful in college and gives you a special time to concentrate on your studies.
4. Pick up basic life skills like doing laundry and cooking. - College is a time to grow up and be independent, so learning essential skills like cooking and laundry is important since you'll be taking care of yourself.
1. Find your learning style
The teaching style at university is very different to school and it can become quite overwhelming at first when you don't know of your study
style. Do your prefer fully written notes, flash card, annotations - experiment different styles to fins which suits you before joining university so
its easier to settle in.
2. Balance your time well
I think this is one of the trickiest skills to perfect when joining university as it can become very overwhelming when you first join. However, the
earlier you can start organising your time well the better! Plan your week ahead with lectures that need to be viewed, assignments that need to
be met but also making time for relaxing and doing things you enjoy. Its very easy to get burnt out but organising your time well and having a
good work life balance can avoid this!
3. Join extracurricular activities and societies
There is so much on offer to students when at university and the best way of getting involved and getting to know people is by join a society.
There is always something for everyone whether that is sports, dance, baking or absolutely anything else you may enjoy. Its also really
important to do things you enjoy doing to relax and chill out, and take a break from the academic demands of the course.
4. Do your research
Have a look and explore the city your university is in - most students move somewhere new which can be very daunting! It takes time to adjust,
but explore new sights and get to know your surroundings.
5. Life skills
Moving to university is great as you gain a lot of independence but it means you have to do a lot of chores yourself! Start doing different household skills such as cooking, cleaning and laundry so that when you do go to uni it won't be something foreign at all!